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Title: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on November 25, 2017, 09:11:38 pm
Hey guys, I know that I have created this forum really early (I anticipate a lot. XD), but I just felt like doing it now. Anyway, welcome to the 'JMSS Year 10 Entrance Exam 2019 Discussion'! I decided to create this to help you guys prepare for your exam, which should be in early June, as I went for it this year (unfortunately I didn't get in, but I was very close). I suggest you guys preparing for the exam maybe now. Don't be like me because I didn't study for it until early May... (I didn't think I would go for it, so... Hehehe....) In case you guys are curious, the exam format goes like this: 

Science Reasoning: 30 questions / 30 minutes- Apply your scientific knowledge and logic to the test. It's like verbal reasoning, but it obviously has got to do with science. It's like the ICAS test. 

Numerical Reasoning: 60 questions / 30 minutes- For those who went for the selective high school entrance exam this year, it's similar to that. It has maths problems, and there are problems that require logic.  

Mathematics: 60 questions / 30 minutes- It's also very similar to the selective high school entry exam. (It's actually easier than in the other exam as you're able to work out answers quickly). 

Essay 1: 5 minutes reading / 25 minutes writing- It's a science prac, but for this year, you only need to write a discussion by answering the questions. Be sure to draw the diagram, although it doesn't tell you to do that. You also need to know dependent, independent and control variables as one of the questions will ask you to mention them (I got mixed up between dependent and independent). 

Essay 2: 5 minutes reading / 25 minutes writing- You're given some info to write in your essay. Try including them as many given info as possible. I think you can apply your knowledge to your essay because I did that. Usually, the topic is based on biology. For example, this year we wrote about Port Phillip Bay's water quality (I don't think I did well on it. I forgot to email JMSS for my report, so I don't know). There were facts about Port Phillip Bay, water qualities of some Victorian beaches, how Port Phillip Bay's water contamination affects other rivers / lakes / beaches etc., pollutions in Port Phillip Bay, etc... 

Please feel free to ask me (and other experienced exam candidates as they will probably jump to this forum) any questions. I hope that I will be on this forum often, but I cannot guarantee that I will. I do apologise if I don't answer your questions on time. Anyway, happy discussion! :D

 
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on November 25, 2017, 09:49:08 pm
Please feel free to ask me (and other experienced exam candidates as they will probably jump to this forum) any questions. I hope that I will be on this forum often, but I cannot guarantee that I will. I do apologise if I don't answer your questions on time. Anyway, happy discussion! :D
I second this. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask me as well. I'm usually active on AN and I'll be going to JMSS in 2018.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: DiamondEyes on November 25, 2017, 10:15:11 pm
Hi all. I'm also starting at JMSS next year, and I'm willing to help out with any questions you may have. I'm not very active on here, but I'l do my best to answer your questions.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on November 26, 2017, 03:21:15 pm
Hi everyone! I've been reading the 2018 chat a lot throughout the year and I congratulate everyone who has gotten entry into the school! I'm in year 8 and while I'm thinking of doing tutoring for 2 months just before the exam I really want to do most of the studying myself. I forgot to take the entry exam this year LOL but know two friends who have gotten into Mac.Rob and Suzanne this year. What material should I study?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on November 26, 2017, 04:01:59 pm
Hi everyone! I've been reading the 2018 chat a lot throughout the year and I congratulate everyone who has gotten entry into the school! I'm in year 8 and while I'm thinking of doing tutoring for 2 months just before the exam I really want to do most of the studying myself. I forgot to take the entry exam this year LOL but know two friends who have gotten into Mac.Rob and Suzanne this year. What material should I study?

Regarding the tutoring, it really depends. I personally didn't do James Ann tutoring or anything that trained you for the JMSS exam. You should be fine if you just self-study, but I would also recommend doing practice exams and writing short essays under timed conditions. James Ann pretty much just trains you work fast under time and the work they give you is way beyond the level of difficulty of the real exams.

mi-xao gave a good overview of the 5 exams, but I'll add on. I would recommend focusing on numerical reasoning and mathematics (the other 3 don't require a lot of prior knowledge). I mainly remember these topics from the maths test:
ē Quadratics
ē Factorising
ē Expanding
ē Null factor law
ē Algebra
ē Pythagoras
ē SOH, CAH, TOA
ē Indices

Numerical Reasoning: Know how to do patterns, algebra, sequences, ratios.
Science Reasoning: Think logically and know how to read graphs. You seriously don't need to have a lot of prior knowledge to do well for this test.



Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on November 26, 2017, 10:42:08 pm
I'm thinking of buying a few different year 9,10 workbooks for maths. I'm pretty good at science as a whole but for maths some of the contents you said that are covered on the test I haven't really studied before.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: GMT. -_- on November 27, 2017, 12:40:01 am
I'm thinking of buying a few different year 9,10 workbooks for maths. I'm pretty good at science as a whole but for maths some of the contents you said that are covered on the test I haven't really studied before.
I could send you some pdfs if you want, just pm me, I could even send you some chapters from Methods if you wish, that are related to what Shadestache has mentioned. ( You could also pm Shadestache for any maths you need assistance with as that person has always demonstrated an excellent proficiency in mathematics.) :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: emonerd on November 27, 2017, 02:24:49 pm
hello! :) I would recommend that if you really feel you need to, do tutoring a bit before the exam. I did it for two terms. In terms of content, it didn't really help much but it really improved my time management. Good luck to everyone next year !!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: DiamondEyes on November 28, 2017, 04:44:12 pm
Hi everyone! I've been reading the 2018 chat a lot throughout the year and I congratulate everyone who has gotten entry into the school! I'm in year 8 and while I'm thinking of doing tutoring for 2 months just before the exam I really want to do most of the studying myself. I forgot to take the entry exam this year LOL but know two friends who have gotten into Mac.Rob and Suzanne this year. What material should I study?

Personally, I think if you're doing well currently then you don't really need to do any form of tutoring or special preparation for the exam. Just know the year 8 and 9 content well enough that you feel comfortable. I myself just decided to read over the year 9 textbooks despite being encouraged to properly prepare, basically winged the exam, and got in. Just goes to show that you don't need to go to extreme measures in preparing. Of course extra stuff won't hurt, but just don't burn yourself out.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on November 28, 2017, 04:56:04 pm
basically winged the exam, and got in. Just goes to show that you don't need to go to extreme measures in preparing. Of course extra stuff won't hurt, but just don't burn yourself out.
AHAHAH. Yeah, I was one of those kids that tryharded for the test. You seriously don't need to. The test was a lot easier than I expected and I regret trying so hard.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on November 28, 2017, 11:15:37 pm
Can anyone send me links to numerical reasoning practice tests? or just maths pdfs for the units covered on th test  :D  I want to be able to do calculations quicker for the test :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Jack_Zhou_JZ on November 30, 2017, 07:19:36 am
Google ;D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: begirodos18 on December 02, 2017, 10:57:04 am
So everyone trying out for JMSS next yr, just for your reference 940 ppl sit the test 450 are interviewed and 200 ppl are offered a place.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Kiririn on December 03, 2017, 08:56:07 pm
Is the interview really hard?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on December 03, 2017, 09:14:38 pm
Is the interview really hard?
Depends on who you are. The interview stage is probably the toughest stage because the competition gets a lot more intense. Just make sure that you're friendly and confident, and also practice answering interview questions. If you can, try to have extra-curriculars in your resume. It increases your chances because you demonstrate abilities beyond academia, so it looks and sounds impressive. 
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on December 03, 2017, 09:59:51 pm
Iím not sure I have tons of academic achievements except maybe a few distinctions for maths comps and science talent search but I have a lot of extra curricular. I play tennis comp and have a lot of trophies, have a lot of achievements for chess I even went to state and athletics medals. Also I just got middle yearís language captain for my school. If I make interview stage should I talk about those?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on December 03, 2017, 10:20:16 pm
Iím not sure I have tons of academic achievements except maybe a few distinctions for maths comps and science talent search but I have a lot of extra curricular. I play tennis comp and have a lot of trophies, have a lot of achievements for chess I even went to state and athletics medals. Also I just got middle yearís language captain for my school. If I make interview stage should I talk about those?
Yup, mention everything. Even if it's not an "outstanding achievement" award, mention it too because it shows that you're willing to participate in different things. You seem like you have a good chance of getting in.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Kiririn on December 04, 2017, 01:40:25 am
Aso does your current school mattter if you try out? I know there's like a 3% rule for everyone who try out so if it's either small or huge does it matter?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on December 04, 2017, 02:52:49 pm
Aso does your current school mattter if you try out? I know there's like a 3% rule for everyone who try out so if it's either small or huge does it matter?
Sorry ahah, I don't really understand your question, but I'll try to give a general explanation (please correct me if I'm wrong). 


The 3% states that: The maximum number of students admitted into John Monash Science School in Year 10 must not exceed 3% of any one school's Year 9 enrolment. There is no cap on enrolments from any one school to JMSS at any other year level.

The 3% rule is applied to all schools. So if there's a lot of people in your cohort, it's better for you if you're the only one trying out or if there's only a few people. I've heard from a friend that 3 people tried out from this school, but none of them got in? Not sure if this is true, but I think that's possible.
Even if the number of people trying out for JMSS fits with the 3%, it doesn't guarantee that you will all get in. In my case, there was like 4 people from my school trying out (including me) and only I got in.

Hopefully that answers your question? XD
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Kiririn on December 04, 2017, 04:21:03 pm
Itís just that I thought a person that went to a bigger school gets to have a better chance of making it in or something. Also is there such thing as a first round offer that doesnít require you to do the interviews or does everyone have to do it? And if there is a first round offer how many people would get it?
Thanks for answering so many of my questions youíre really a life saver.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on December 04, 2017, 04:41:45 pm
Itís just that I thought a person that went to a bigger school gets to have a better chance of making it in or something. Also is there such thing as a first round offer that doesnít require you to do the interviews or does everyone have to do it? And if there is a first round offer how many people would get it?
Thanks for answering so many of my questions youíre really a life saver.
I'm pretty sure that everyone has to do an interview. I haven't heard of anyone getting a first round offer after the written exam stage (I may be wrong).
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Kiririn on December 04, 2017, 05:03:56 pm
I read this on a previous forum on atar notes from 2016, it may have changed so Iím not quite sure either. Hereís the link if you want to check:
 https://atarnotes.com/forum/index.php?topic=165076.465
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: undefined on December 04, 2017, 05:32:45 pm
Correct, everyone must do an interview. I know people who have attained 5 superiors and still have had to do an interview. Larger schools are generally better because more available places, although that can mean more of a competition.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Kiririn on December 04, 2017, 05:52:02 pm
Thank you for the confirmation, When do you get he results after the exam
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on December 04, 2017, 07:44:07 pm
Thank you for the confirmation, When do you get he results after the exam

The results should be available after the interview stage. You just email the school for the results.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on December 05, 2017, 05:57:00 pm
Not everyone is offered an interview because this year, more than 20 girls from my school tried out for JMSS, only around 10 girls were offered an interview, and 5 got in.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on December 05, 2017, 06:51:33 pm
What were your strategies for keeping a mental time on the test? Especially Numerical reasoning :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Appo on December 05, 2017, 07:40:54 pm
What were your strategies for keeping a mental time on the test? Especially Numerical reasoning :)
Don't waste time on hard questions, if you can't figure it out the method in the first 10-20 seconds, move on. Every question is worth 1 mark so there's no point lingering on hard questions so just come back to them at the end. You don't need to complete the whole test to receive a superior, you just need to be in the top 10% of people sitting that specific test.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on December 05, 2017, 08:49:27 pm
What were your strategies for keeping a mental time on the test? Especially Numerical reasoning :)
I agree with Appo. If you can't figure out the method quickly, just move on.
Other advice:
ē Answer every question -- if you don't know it, guess it (obvious tip)
ē If you want to skip a question and come back to it, leave a mark next to the question
ē Allocate the last 5 minutes to check over answers
ē Aim to spend around 1 minute or half a minute for each question
ē Aim to be at least halfway when you have half the time remaining
ē You can take quick glances at the clock a few times (just so you're aware of how you're going)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on December 06, 2017, 12:46:13 pm
If you're doing a 60 question / 30 minutes test, each mark worths 30 seconds, so if you don't know how to do a question, just move on, and when the time nearly runs out, guess 'C' (or other choices that you want to colour in).
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pranshu_2k17 on December 08, 2017, 09:26:56 am
Hello guys, does the 3% rule mean that no matter what, 3% of your year level gets in or does it mean that 3% can get it in. In other words, any number of student in that 3% can get in.... :\        Sorry for my weird question

And another things,  can anyone please explain the writing exams for JMSS, what are they, which format do you write it and do you have any examples. I read the last years chat but they donít clearly explain this.

Thanks  :-\
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Jessica1231 on December 08, 2017, 10:40:48 am
Hello guys, does the 3% rule mean that no matter what, 3% of your year level gets in or does it mean that 3% can get it in. In other words, any number of student in that 3% can get in.... :\        Sorry for my weird question

And another things,  can anyone please explain the writing exams for JMSS, what are they, which format do you write it and do you have any examples. I read the last years chat but they donít clearly explain this.

Thanks  :-\
This year we had to write a prac report and a general report. They will provide all the information needed.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pranshu_2k17 on December 08, 2017, 11:39:22 am
Many people from the last years chat that they only did a discussion for the prac report.  But they were a couple that did the whole practice. Which is correct?
 
And also I head some people saying that in the other writing task you can choose the given topic or your own interest. Is this true? And what is the structure for this piece?

Iím sooooo confused for the writing sections... any help?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on December 08, 2017, 12:46:23 pm
Many people from the last years chat that they only did a discussion for the prac report.  But they were a couple that did the whole practice. Which is correct?
 
And also I head some people saying that in the other writing task you can choose the given topic or your own interest. Is this true? And what is the structure for this piece?

Iím sooooo confused for the writing sections... any help?

No. We weren't asked to write the whole prac essay. Speaking of logic, if we were asked to do that, I'm pretty sure that we would have to do an experiment, which costs a lot of time. For the prac essay, we only had to write the discussion by answering the questions (refer to my first post of this forum). People who sat in this exam in 2016 did the same thing as what we did this year (except our given experiment would be different to the 2016 exam).

Answering your second question, where did you get that info come from? For the 2017 exam, we were given some information to include in our essay. In the past years, I heard that the essay is based on biology, and this year's essay did involve bio. We had to write about Port Phillip Bay's water quality using a number of info being included our essay. Our task is to include as much info as we can in our essay. You can also include the info that you know about your given topic because I did that. For example, I talked about how water pollution can impact on food chain. If you're wondering about the essay's format, refer to this link. It's pretty much like that, except the JMSS exam would provide more information and more instructions, and your writing time only goes for 25 minutes. http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Documents/exams/GAT/2013/2013GAT-cpr-w.pdf (Look at Writing Task 1)

:)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pranshu_2k17 on December 08, 2017, 12:58:11 pm
No. We weren't asked to write the whole prac essay. Speaking of logic, if we were asked to do that, I'm pretty sure that we would have to do an experiment, which costs a lot of time. For the prac essay, we only had to write the discussion by answering the questions (refer to my first post of this forum). People who sat in this exam in 2016 did the same thing as what we did this year (except our given experiment would be different to the 2016 exam).

Answering your second question, where did you get that info come from? For the 2017 exam, we were given some information to include in our essay. In the past years, I heard that the essay is based on biology, and this year's essay did involve bio. We had to write about Port Phillip Bay's water quality using a number of info being included our essay. Our task is to include as much info as we can in our essay. You can also include the info that you know about your given topic because I did that. For example, I talked about how water pollution can impact on food chain. If you're wondering about the essay's format, refer to this link. It's pretty much like that, except the JMSS exam would provide more information and more instructions, and your writing time only goes for 25 minutes. http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Documents/exams/GAT/2013/2013GAT-cpr-w.pdf (Look at Writing Task 1)

:)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)


Thank you so much ☺️
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on December 08, 2017, 01:10:43 pm
Hello guys, does the 3% rule mean that no matter what, 3% of your year level gets in or does it mean that 3% can get it in. In other words, any number of student in that 3% can get in.... :\        Sorry for my weird question

And another things,  can anyone please explain the writing exams for JMSS, what are they, which format do you write it and do you have any examples. I read the last years chat but they donít clearly explain this.

Thanks  :-\

Speaking of the 3% rule, it's 3% of the population of your year level of your school. These people who make into the 3% rule get accepted to the school. For example, my year level has 150 people. Applying the 3% rule, 4.5 people (JMSS can either round it up to 5 or down to 4) get accepted to JMSS. However, that does mean 4.5 people from my school get into JMSS. It is possible that there is less than 4 people that are offered a spot. The 3% rule is the maximum cap, so it's possible that JMSS accepts less than 3% of the population of your year level of your school.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: emonerd on December 08, 2017, 02:02:17 pm
Many people from the last years chat that they only did a discussion for the prac report.  But they were a couple that did the whole practice. Which is correct?
 
And also I head some people saying that in the other writing task you can choose the given topic or your own interest. Is this true? And what is the structure for this piece?

Iím sooooo confused for the writing sections... any help?
so the Prac report only requires the discussion and the conclusion (I did anyway) and is usually related to physics. The second writing piece is usually something to do with environmental science so make sure study things like climate change, the effects humans have on the earth etc... however remember that jmss may change the structure of the exams every so years so don't always count on it being the same. Good luck !
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on December 09, 2017, 01:24:24 pm
To all the JMSS students, how does travel affect you? If I get in travel will be far but worth it. How far away is it for you guys?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Kiririn on December 09, 2017, 09:16:26 pm
it's like one and a half hour if i take the train, still worth it if i get in.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on December 09, 2017, 09:33:44 pm
It only takes me around 10 minutes, which is lucky for me. XD  (Only if I'm going to JMSS next year, which I'm not because I didn't get accepted).
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on December 09, 2017, 10:22:34 pm
To all the JMSS students, how does travel affect you? If I get in travel will be far but worth it. How far away is it for you guys?
To get to JMSS, I have to take the bus and train, which takes around 30-40 minutes for me. Worth it though XD.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: quinn_03 on December 10, 2017, 08:45:59 am
30 minute bus trip for me :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pranshu_2k17 on December 11, 2017, 08:00:27 am
It would take me 1 hour and 40 minutes to get there by catching a Total of 2 buses and 2 trains. XD
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on December 11, 2017, 03:42:38 pm
I would also take 2 busses and trains to get there. That's 1 and a half hours of travel each way
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on December 18, 2017, 04:19:05 pm
Just got my JMSS exam report (I kept forgetting to request JMSS for it). Most of my science exams were bad... I'm dead...
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: quinn_03 on December 18, 2017, 08:25:56 pm
Just got my JMSS exam report (I kept forgetting to request JMSS for it). Most of my science exams were bad... I'm dead...

how were they? sure it wasn't that bad. you got into interviews.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on December 18, 2017, 10:02:08 pm
how were they? sure it wasn't that bad. you got into interviews.

Numerical: High Average
Science Reasoning: Average
Mathematics: Superior
Science Report: High Average
Science Essay: Low Average (fail... T_T)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: quinn_03 on December 19, 2017, 06:59:35 am
Numerical: High Average
Science Reasoning: Average
Mathematics: Superior
Science Report: High Average
Science Essay: Low Average (fail... T_T)

hey, at least you got a sup. and this is good for other people taking the exam - you can get low averages and still get into interviews.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on December 19, 2017, 07:12:57 am
I think this honesty doemeds on getting good results and your school. Like you might need high averages and sups if you go to let's say Balwyn High then compare to my school.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: TheSapaInca on December 20, 2017, 03:33:18 pm
It would really help if someone could write a Science essay about any topic that would be around high average / superior or a criteria for what to study for the science reasoning.

If I get in JMSS, it will be way closer from my home than if I get in to MHS.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on December 23, 2017, 05:24:46 pm
TBH you have a higher chance of getting into JMSS then Mhs. You seem very capable at maths so for science it's mostly general knowledge and if you need help with essays post them here.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: quinn_03 on December 24, 2017, 08:24:36 pm
i posted this in our 2018 jm thread, but i thought I'd post it here as well for you guys trying out next year:

I'd just like to say, I think you guys are putting way too much into this. The tests (besides maths) aren't something you can prepare for - there aren't questions like 'how many chromosomes in a human gamete cell' or something. (abt the science reasoning) they're not testing your knowledge, they're testing your ability and potential. so personally my advice would be, brush up on maths, keep up with science in the news and build a good general knowledge and don't waste time learning the year 10 science curriculum (like I did lmao!).
but this is just my opinion - anyone else who took the exam, feel free to comment what you think!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on December 24, 2017, 11:36:50 pm
Oh yes, I do apologise for giving you a slight wrong info about the science reasoning. I think you do need a bit of prior knowledge (know the basics well), but the test has mostly got to do with logic and commonsense (are they the same thing? lol) If I'm wrong about this and/or the other tests, please correct me.

As part of a catholic youth movement, may God bless you in Christmas and always, and have a Happy New Year!! :D

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!! :D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on December 24, 2017, 11:43:56 pm
If I'm wrong about this and/or the other tests, please correct me.
I swear the numerical reasoning is 40 questions in 30 mins.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: quinn_03 on December 25, 2017, 06:31:22 am
I swear the numerical reasoning is 40 questions in 30 mins.

i thought it was 50 in 30?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: TheSapaInca on December 25, 2017, 03:07:04 pm
Anyone know of any free practice science reasoning tests? Thanks:)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on December 25, 2017, 03:11:16 pm
Anyone know of any free practice science reasoning tests? Thanks:)
Erm, I personally did not go through a lot science reasoning tests prior to the test. I recommend that you focus on other components of the test, but if you really want, you could try using this:
http://mcq.nesa.nsw.edu.au/course/school-certificate/science/
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: TheSapaInca on December 25, 2017, 03:12:32 pm
+ Shadestache, I've already learnt everything you've mentioned previously.  (Math) Should I study more? I've heard both Numerical Reasoning and Mathematics are easy. But Science is going to be hard for me. Only if it was like Verbal Reasoning, I'd be ok because I'm learning new sophisticated words each day that would add up to a great vocabulary. I don't know whether I should do MHS test, JMSS test or both test.  I have a great passion for Biology but not as good at Chemistry and physics but because of Hannibal's guides, I guess I could learn it all seeing I am preparing a long time early.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: TheSapaInca on December 25, 2017, 03:14:06 pm
Erm, I personally did not go through a lot science reasoning tests prior to the test. I recommend that you focus on other components of the test, but if you really want, you could try using this:
http://mcq.nesa.nsw.edu.au/course/school-certificate/science/

Yay, thanks for the swift reply, wasn't expecting a reply while I saw typing something else xD. I will definitely look into that but I actually DO HORRIBLE in Science ICAS competitions, literally all Participation except for one in Year 3..... how embarrassing.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on December 25, 2017, 03:21:27 pm
I don't know whether I should do MHS test, JMSS test or both test.  I have a great passion for Biology but not as good at Chemistry and physics but because of Hannibal's guides, I guess I could learn it all seeing I am preparing a long time early.
Dude, go for both. If you don't like the school that you're currently attending, then yeah. If you get into one of them, you can go there. If you get into both, you can reject one. It's fine to have a passion for biology and not the other two. You're not forced to love anything and everything related to science.

Yay, thanks for the swift reply, wasn't expecting a reply while I saw typing something else xD. I will definitely look into that but I actually DO HORRIBLE in Science ICAS competitions, literally all Participation except for one in Year 3..... how embarrassing.
My old school doesn't do ICAS stuff, so I have no idea what it's like. You don't need to have a lot of prior knowledge in order to do well in the science reasoning, science prac report and science communication. You seriously don't. This is coming from a kid that tryharded for the test. Almost everything I studied wasn't even on the test (feelsbad). Logic is pretty much your companion for those science tests.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: TheSapaInca on December 25, 2017, 03:23:54 pm
Dude, go for both. If you don't like the school that you're currently attending, then yeah. If you get into one of them, you can go there. If you get into both, you can reject one. It's fine to have a passion for biology and not the other two. You're not forced to love anything and everything related to science.
My old school doesn't do ICAS stuff, so I have no idea what it's like. You don't need to have a lot of prior knowledge in order to do well in the science reasoning, science prac report and science communication. You seriously don't. This is coming from a kid that tryharded for the test. Almost everything I studied wasn't even on the test (feelsbad). Logic is pretty much your companion for those science tests.
I'm actually at a private school
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on December 25, 2017, 03:26:39 pm
These tests are quite hard to prepare for except maths. I recommend asking your science teacher for help or buy a year 9 science test book and flick through it.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on December 25, 2017, 03:35:05 pm
I'm actually at a private school but I 1. Want to save my parents money 2. Meet new people 3. Be in a school where the subjects I like are taught better. 
Fair enough. It's harder to get into MHS at your stage, but still try (if you think that you really want to go).

These tests are quite hard to prepare for except maths. I recommend asking your science teacher for help or buy a year 9 science test book and flick through it.
I borrowed 2 textbooks from my science teacher XD
Also use Khan Academy, Crash Course, etc. as well.

Something that might be fun to do is to read a science article and write a science communication piece on it. A lot of kids struggle with the essays. You're given a lot of information and you have to write about it (with 5 mins planning time and 25 mins writing time).
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: TheSapaInca on December 25, 2017, 03:44:02 pm
These tests are quite hard to prepare for except maths. I recommend asking your science teacher for help or buy a year 9 science test book and flick through it.
Yeah, I'll try
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on January 02, 2018, 05:22:38 pm
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! 2018

How's your New Year everyone? :D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: TheSapaInca on January 02, 2018, 05:52:59 pm
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! 2018

How's your New Year everyone? :D
Great! Though haven't been able to thoroughly study yet.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pranshu_2k17 on January 03, 2018, 05:23:59 pm
Iíve read through many forums, but I still donít understand the format (structure) of the 2 writing pieces. Any help?

Also, does the scientific reasoning test take a lot of time per question?

Thanks
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on January 03, 2018, 08:05:44 pm
Iíve read through many forums, but I still donít understand the format (structure) of the 2 writing pieces. Any help?
Prac Report
You had to write the discussion component of a prac report. They pretty much gave you all the information you needed to know in order to write it. There were also a few questions that you had to answer in your discussion. So if you don't know how to structure it, follow the questions and you should be fine.

Science Communication
This one is kind of hard to explain and I don't fully know what is required to get a "superior-level" essay for this one. You were given a bunch of information and a prompt to write about. You were also given questions that you needed to answer within your essay. Not sure if my explanation makes that much sense, but yeah.
(I structured it like a standard essay using the TEEL format and somehow got a superior. In spite of this, I don't completely know how you're supposed to write one AHAH.)

Also, does the scientific reasoning test take a lot of time per question?
You have to complete 30 questions in 30 minutes. Speaking from experience, the questions don't take that long to complete. The questions aren't insanely difficult and you should have at least 5-10 minutes to check over answers, guess, etc.


Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: hegihugo on January 04, 2018, 10:17:39 am
Hey Guys, Iím not the best at science, but Iím really good at maths, and I can understand a lot of concepts extremely well, but Iím not sure if I should go for JMSS. Anyway, could you please give me some of the topics that are in the exam (maths), also could you please elaborate on the structure of the science essay and the other writing pieces?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on January 04, 2018, 04:45:33 pm
Hey Guys, Iím not the best at science, but Iím really good at maths, and I can understand a lot of concepts extremely well, but Iím not sure if I should go for JMSS.
Ahah, just think it over. It might help to write down your thoughts about MHS and JMSS -- see which one is more preferable.

Anyway, could you please give me some of the topics that are in the exam (maths)
It was pretty much Year 9 and 10 maths. I remember there being quadratics, factoring, expanding, algebra, indices, trigonometry and Pythagoras. To be honest, I think they made the maths test way too easy. So, you should be fine.

also could you please elaborate on the structure of the science essay and the other writing pieces?
Please refer to previous posts.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on January 13, 2018, 05:58:48 pm
Omg hi everyone I'm Pary nice to meet you all  ;D
I'm trying out for JMSS 2019 as well and I couldn't possibly be more nervous or excited. I've been looking around for extra info about the entrance exam + interview for a while but couldn't find much since apparently they like to keep it real private, but then i found you guys! Most of my questions are answered now so yay for that, but trust me I'll be asking a hell of a lot more over the course of the next 6  months ish. I hope we all get to be super good friends and hopefully be classmates in year 10!!! Honestly pm me whenever you want just to say hi or give me extra detail  ;D and i guess I'll try and update this page with any relevant info i find! ;D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on January 13, 2018, 06:28:29 pm
Omg hi everyone I'm Pary nice to meet you all  ;D
I'm trying out for JMSS 2019 as well and I couldn't possibly be more nervous or excited. I've been looking around for extra info about the entrance exam + interview for a while but couldn't find much since apparently they like to keep it real private, but then i found you guys! Most of my questions are answered now so yay for that, but trust me I'll be asking a hell of a lot more over the course of the next 6  months ish. I hope we all get to be super good friends and hopefully be classmates in year 10!!! Honestly pm me whenever you want just to say hi or give me extra detail  ;D and i guess I'll try and update this page with any relevant info i find! ;D
Ahah, welcome to ATAR Notes. If you have any questions about the whole application process for JMSS, I'll try to answer them.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pranshu_2k17 on January 14, 2018, 10:13:35 am
Do you guys think itís worth going to James An Tutoring for JMSS?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: chooby on January 14, 2018, 10:58:54 am
Do you guys think itís worth going to James An Tutoring for JMSS?
I can confirm that it isn't necessary. I was able to make it in without the tutoring program and I've had friends who did the program that both made it in and completely flunked it. Can't really talk about how they do it, having not done it myself, but can say that it isn't essential to getting in.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on January 14, 2018, 11:14:54 am
Do you guys think itís worth going to James An Tutoring for JMSS?
Just like chooby, I didn't go to James Ann for JMSS tutoring and don't think it's necessary. They apparently make the tests way harder than the actual tests, but you'll probably improve a lot on efficiency and knowledge.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: quinn_03 on January 14, 2018, 11:27:42 am
never done any tutoring in my life and i got into macrob and jm. I do not think tutoring is important or necessary at all. It's really up to you.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on January 14, 2018, 12:02:21 pm
Same, I havenít done any tutoring either and some of my friends that tried out last year kept telling me I wouldnít get in if I didnít do tutoring but honestly not only is it super expensive and time consuming, apparently it doesnít really make much of a difference anyway.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on January 14, 2018, 12:56:39 pm
Tbh, I guess that depends on our ability. For me, I do have tutors only because they back me up, and in case I do struggle a bit at school, I ask my tutors for help, and they provide me clearer explanations.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pranshu_2k17 on January 15, 2018, 12:15:53 pm
When do applications open?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on January 15, 2018, 01:14:13 pm
When do applications open?
I think it opened around mid-February last year. Not sure about this year.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on January 25, 2018, 05:40:46 pm
Helllloooo guyz!! Hope you guys had a good, long break! It's time for us to return school next week. Who's excited about it?

Me: Eh............... I guess meh...? :|
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Aearator on January 25, 2018, 06:03:57 pm
Helllloooo guyz!! Hope you guys had a good, long break! It's time for us to return school next week. Who's excited about it?

Me: Eh............... I guess meh...? :|

Nope, not excited at all  :-\. For me these holidays have passed by sooo quickly, maybe because Iíve been overseas for a long time.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on January 30, 2018, 04:06:11 pm
I may either just get tutoring for maths and do practice exams closer to the day. Online worksheets and books are really helping right now. Also my school hasn't found a year 9 teacher yet omg. So I'm stuck with replacements as my current school smh.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Aearator on January 30, 2018, 08:42:34 pm
I may either just get tutoring for maths and do practice exams closer to the day. Online worksheets and books are really helping right now. Also my school hasn't found a year 9 teacher yet omg. So I'm stuck with replacements as my current school smh.

Which books are you using?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on February 01, 2018, 04:53:23 pm
What happens if you don't have much on your resume? Will it decrease the chances of getting in?

Resume?????
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Aearator on February 01, 2018, 05:20:53 pm
Resume?????

I legit had the exact same reaction
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on February 01, 2018, 09:56:27 pm
What happens if you don't have much on your resume? Will it decrease the chances of getting in?
Resume?????
I legit had the exact same reaction

It's not the job resume that you may be thinking of. It's more of a portfolio. They'll ask about extra-curriculars and stuff like that. I'd recommend getting involved in things outside of academia.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Dmdjdjshsjskisidjdjdn on February 01, 2018, 10:09:15 pm
Thanks
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Dmdjdjshsjskisidjdjdn on February 02, 2018, 04:01:07 pm
It's not the job resume that you may be thinking of. It's more of a portfolio. They'll ask about extra-curriculars and stuff like that. I'd recommend getting involved in things outside of academia.

Does participation in icas science count?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Aearator on February 02, 2018, 04:20:10 pm
Does participation in icas science count?

If youíre referring to using the ICAS science thing for academic achievements, then probably yes. Although, it (might) depend on what result you got for ICAS as well. Are you simply talking about saying that you did the ICAS science test or are you going to hand in the result you got as well?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Appo on February 02, 2018, 07:48:58 pm
Does participation in icas science count?
Chuck it all in. It's not about performance all the time, even participation and involvement matters and they look for that.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: TheAspiringDoc on February 03, 2018, 12:37:57 pm
Good luck everyone! JMSS is a good school  :)

I thought I might as well post since I started on AN before VCE as well.
Methods 1/2 (I believe that is on your test?) is actually quite doable. Here are some topics:
-functions and relations (learn the 4 steps to find an inverse function)
-linear relations (y=mx+c, gradient formula, distance between two points formula, midpoint formula, perpendicular formula)
-quadratics (factoring and graphing, solving)
-polynomials (factorising, graphing, solving)
-different graphs (rectangular hyperbola, truncus, sqrt(x), circles)
-probability
-matrices
-exponentials and logarithms
-circular functions (sin, cos, tan - exact values and graphing)
-calculus (just a general idea of integration and differentiation are)

I know the above list seems insane when you're in year 9. It's not. But don't feel to pressured to learn it all - just do it for interest.

For interviews and essays, just be confident, honest, and let your own identity show.

Don't fret if you don't get into JMSS. While it can help with VCE, it is not at all necessary to go to a good school. There are always students in really bad schools who get >99 ATARs and what not.

Enjoy high school, and again, best wishes with it.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on February 04, 2018, 03:30:22 pm
HEEEELLLLOOOO GUYS!!!!!

For those who need to know JMSS' commencement date of the application, I just jumped on the school website, and here you go:
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Ree94 on February 06, 2018, 05:11:30 pm
Hey everyone, thought I'd hop into the discussion as I am also trying out for Jmss this year.
I have a few questions,
1. What are you studying? Are you learning ALL the topics from year 8 am 9? Or just the basics? Which topics are they?
2. Are there any tips you could give me on studying for Jmss?
2. Would you know some good tutors that will help me with not only time management but also the questions?

Thanks,
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on February 06, 2018, 09:53:45 pm
Hey everyone, thought I'd hop into the discussion as I am also trying out for Jmss this year.
I have a few questions,
1. What are you studying? Are you learning ALL the topics from year 8 am 9? Or just the basics? Which topics are they?
2. Are there any tips you could give me on studying for Jmss?
2. Would you know some good tutors that will help me with not only time management but also the questions?

Thanks,
Hoof, this is getting pretty repetitive.

1)
It's not necessary to have a lot of prior knowledge in science, but if you really want to, I'd recommend knowing your Year 8 and 9 Science. It shouldn't be anything incredibly difficult.

2)
ē As a "tryhard", I over-prepared for the entrance exams and pretty much neglected a lot of things. I'd advise against that. I overestimated the difficulty of the test, so you seriously don't have to study an insane amount to get into the school.
ē Know how to work efficiently under timed conditions.
ē Know how to structure your essays.
ē Do practice exams, preferably timed.

3)*
Ehh, you don't really need tutors to do well on the test. I mostly self-studied and only got feedback with essays. I haven't gone to JAC or Hendersons for JMSS preparation, but from what I've heard, they make the questions way harder than the actual exams and really only help with time management (I guess). Don't stress too much about tutors.


Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Ree94 on February 07, 2018, 07:12:40 pm
Hoof, this is getting pretty repetitive.

1)
It's not necessary to have a lot of prior knowledge in science, but if you really want to, I'd recommend knowing your Year 8 and 9 Science. It shouldn't be anything incredibly difficult.

2)
ē As a "tryhard", I over-prepared for the entrance exams and pretty much neglected a lot of things. I'd advise against that. I overestimated the difficulty of the test, so you seriously don't have to study an insane amount to get into the school.
ē Know how to work efficiently under timed conditions.
ē Know how to structure your essays.
ē Do practice exams, preferably timed.

3)*
Ehh, you don't really need tutors to do well on the test. I mostly self-studied and only got feedback with essays. I haven't gone to JAC or Hendersons for JMSS preparation, but from what I've heard, they make the questions way harder than the actual exams and really only help with time management (I guess). Don't stress too much about tutors.
Great! Thank you for your help.
So, I just need to learn the year 8 and 9 basics for Science and Math.
I want to do toturing to help me with topics I struggle with. I already know the tutors that you mentioned, but I was hoping if someone knew of a one on one tutor that could help me with both my Science and Math.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: yooyoyoyoyyyy on February 10, 2018, 10:23:46 pm
Guys, this is totally random hahahh.
Im a year 10 at jmss this year and reading the forum.
Lowkey wondering who you are at school, like I couldve talked to you guys.
Weirdest thought hahah.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on February 10, 2018, 10:47:12 pm
Guys, this is totally random hahahh.
Im a year 10 at jmss this year and reading the forum.
Lowkey wondering who you are at school, like I couldve talked to you guys.
Weirdest thought hahah.
Hey, I sent you a private message
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on February 11, 2018, 03:23:25 pm
Hey Guys! I've been following the JMSS 2018 forum and I recently stumbled upon this. I've got to say that Shadestache and the others are very helpful, just reading the posts helped me out a lot. I'm in Yr 9 this year so I'll be sitting the exam this June.

I just have one question, will certain parts of the test be short answer or are all of the multiple choice? Thanks in Advance!
Looking forward to meeting you guys at JMSS in 2019 (If I hopefully make it in  :) )
-P.S. This is my first post on ATAR Notes.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on February 11, 2018, 04:19:41 pm
Hey Guys! I've been following the JMSS 2018 forum and I recently stumbled upon this. I've got to say that Shadestache and the others are very helpful, just reading the posts helped me out a lot. I'm in Yr 9 this year so I'll be sitting the exam this June.

I just have one question, will certain parts of the test be short answer or are all of the multiple choice? Thanks in Advance!
Looking forward to meeting you guys at JMSS in 2019 (If I hopefully make it in  :) )
-P.S. This is my first post on ATAR Notes.
Hey, welcome to AN XD. We were all in the same shoes a year ago (nostalgic feeling). Good luck with your entrance exam.

All of the tests are multiple choice, except for the essays (obviously).
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on February 11, 2018, 05:47:10 pm
Hey, welcome to AN XD. We were all in the same shoes a year ago (nostalgic feeling). Good luck with your entrance exam.

All of the tests are multiple choice, except for the essays (obviously).

Thanks! Great combo of username and profile pic.  ;D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on February 11, 2018, 07:50:49 pm
Thanks! Great combo of username and profile pic.  ;D
:PP I try

Anyways if you (or anyone else) have any questions, you can send me a pm or post on this thread.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: LolYi on February 12, 2018, 11:49:31 am
Personally, I'd recommend the practice test pack from strive for excellence. I found them helpful, but a little bit pricey though. Read more articles, especially if they're about pollutions. Last year the topic was about water contamination, and the year before that was coral bleaching. Pollution is the trend; their essay topics always relate to it, so read as much article about pollution as possible, because they will be accommodating.


Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on February 12, 2018, 08:07:01 pm
Personally, I'd recommend the practice test pack from strive for excellence. I found them helpful, but a little bit pricey though. Read more articles, especially if they're about pollutions. Last year the topic was about water contamination, and the year before that was coral bleaching. Pollution is the trend; their essay topics always relate to it, so read as much article about pollution as possible, because they will be accommodating.

Is the difficulty in the Strive for Excellence Practice exam around the same and how similar did you find it to the actual test?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: LolYi on February 13, 2018, 01:37:49 pm
Is the difficulty in the Strive for Excellence Practice exam around the same and how similar did you find it to the actual test?
They both were kinda easy for me, but should be around the same
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: LolYi on February 13, 2018, 01:45:41 pm
Any one doing photography tmr?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on February 13, 2018, 02:04:08 pm
They both were kinda easy for me, but should be around the same
Okay, Thanks!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: begirodos18 on February 14, 2018, 10:04:54 pm
Does participation in icas science count?
I would say preferably a distinction or higher if you are planning to add it to your achievements/ resume for the JMSS interview, however you probably will get away with credits as well for the ICAS achievements. You probably don't need to chuck in a whole lot of ICAS achievements just a couple which you feel like you did well in, just to show that your involved in addition to having strong academic achievements. I also recommend you to put in as much co curricular achievements as possible regardless as to whether you made it to state levels, or just school. The idea is to convey yourself as a well rounded individual that can contribute towards the JMSS community. I hope this helps.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on February 17, 2018, 09:06:10 pm
Hey Guys, I'm new to this group. I will also be trying for the exams. I have gone through this forum and I have gained a lot of knowledge about this exam. Can anyone remember or recall the science subjects or question examples. Thanks in advance, K.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on February 17, 2018, 09:12:52 pm
Hey Guys, I'm new to this group. I will also be trying for the exams. I have gone through this forum and I have gained a lot of knowledge about this exam. Can anyone remember or recall the science subjects or question examples. Thanks in advance, K.
No, sorry I don't really remember any. Don't worry too much about them though. Just go through Year 8-10 content and you'll be fine.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: begirodos18 on February 18, 2018, 09:14:14 pm
Hey Guys, I'm new to this group. I will also be trying for the exams. I have gone through this forum and I have gained a lot of knowledge about this exam. Can anyone remember or recall the science subjects or question examples. Thanks in advance, K.
Well in terms of the Science reasoning most of the questions are similar to the ICAS science papers. So if you do ICAS practise papers you should definitely be prepared for the exam.   
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on February 18, 2018, 09:15:00 pm
Well in terms of the Science reasoning most of the questions are similar to the ICAS science papers. So if you do ICAS practise papers you should definitely be prepared for the exam.
Thanks. Yes I have done 2 or so ICAS Science papers
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on February 19, 2018, 06:53:40 pm
Thanks. Yes I have done 2 or so ICAS Science papers

How did you go with them?

Also, for those who understand Vietnamese, I have created a new thread for us (just for fun XD), and it is called......

VIETNAMESE CONVERSATION!!!!! (Yeah, very creative.... Jokes jokes)

Even if you don't understand the language, you're still welcome to the thread! : DDDD
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on February 19, 2018, 06:55:03 pm
How did you go with them?

Also, for those who understand Vietnamese, I have created a new thread for us (just for fun XD), and it is called......

VIETNAMESE CONVERSATION!!!!! (Yeah, very creative.... Jokes jokes)

Even if you don't understand the language, you're still welcome to the thread! : DDDD
I did alright. Once a distinction and a credit or merit can't remember.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: begirodos18 on February 19, 2018, 07:24:25 pm
I did alright. Once a distinction and a credit or merit can't remember.
Pretty good. Getting a distinction on an ICAS science paper is around the equivalent of getting a superior in science reasoning on the exam. So you should be fine.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on February 19, 2018, 07:25:27 pm
Yeah I hope. Still not so sure
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: begirodos18 on February 19, 2018, 07:31:56 pm
Yeah I hope. Still not so sure
Don't worry the fact that your here means that your a dedicated individual and is willing to work hard to get into jmss. As long as you put in the hard yard you should be fine. You still have plenty of time to start preparing so I suggest you continue with the hard work, also try to get involved with many co curricular activities as possible as jmss will be looking for this.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on February 19, 2018, 07:34:01 pm
Don't worry the fact that your here means that your a dedicated individual and is willing to work hard to get into jmss. As long as you put in the hard yard you should be fine. You still have plenty of time to start preparing so I suggest you continue with the hard work, also try to get involved with many co curricular activities as possible as jmss will be looking for this.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on February 19, 2018, 08:36:59 pm
Sorry guys, I forgot to share the link for your access to my new thread. Here you goooo!!

https://atarnotes.com/forum/index.php?topic=177247.0
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Dmdjdjshsjskisidjdjdn on February 21, 2018, 05:28:17 pm
I would say preferably a distinction or higher if you are planning to add it to your achievements/ resume for the JMSS interview, however you probably will get away with credits as well for the ICAS achievements. You probably don't need to chuck in a whole lot of ICAS achievements just a couple which you feel like you did well in, just to show that your involved in addition to having strong academic achievements. I also recommend you to put in as much co curricular achievements as possible regardless as to whether you made it to state levels, or just school. The idea is to convey yourself as a well rounded individual that can contribute towards the JMSS community. I hope this helps.

As for extra curriculars, i am part of the src and the yr level captain of my cohort.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: begirodos18 on February 21, 2018, 09:54:27 pm
As for extra curriculars, i am part of the src and the yr level captain of my cohort.
Being involved in leadership roles is definitely what jmss is looking for. They want students that can work in groups and be able to lead others and share their ideas and viewpoints. Having leadership roles will be important. So definitely a good start. Also any sporting achievements, music or academic achievements you have should be included.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on February 22, 2018, 04:28:25 pm
Hey guys. It's me again. I have had heaps to practice for math but the science exams I believe is what I lack in. Does anyone know what to study like the topics or have some practice material?
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Appo on February 22, 2018, 05:30:23 pm
Hey guys. It's me again. I have had heaps to practice for math but the science exams I believe is what I lack in. Does anyone know what to study like the topics or have some practice material?
Thanks in advance.
Revise and get ahead of your science topics at school. Most of the science reasoning test will be based off of content you will be taught at school.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on February 24, 2018, 09:32:59 pm
Hi guys, long time no see :) I've been studying a lot past few weeks and also have done the following things:
Joined debating
Joined school production
Joined our new STEM club that my really nice science teacher has formed.
Going to a leadership conference.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: begirodos18 on February 25, 2018, 08:39:18 pm
Hi guys, long time no see :) I've been studying a lot past few weeks and also have done the following things:
Joined debating
Joined school production
Joined our new STEM club that my really nice science teacher has formed.
Going to a leadership conference.

A really good start ! This is exactly what jmss wants so keep studying hard and I'm sure you will succeed! 👍
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Arun1693 on February 27, 2018, 07:56:52 pm
101 days 4hrs and 5min left...
 ;D ;D :-[
Good luck everyone... :D
Time just flies
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: begirodos18 on March 01, 2018, 04:26:16 pm
101 days 4hrs and 5min left...
 ;D ;D :-[
Good luck everyone... :D
Time just flies
You sure are committed. Counting the number of days before the John Monash exam
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on March 02, 2018, 07:14:07 pm
Applications are OPEN! Test day June 9th! Time FLIES
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Arun1693 on March 03, 2018, 04:49:47 pm
You sure are committed. Counting the number of days before the John Monash exam
Thanks.  :) :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: begirodos18 on March 04, 2018, 12:48:44 am
Applications are OPEN! Test day June 9th! Time FLIES
Time flies when your having fun 😉
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on March 04, 2018, 04:00:38 pm
Applications are OPEN! Test day June 9th! Time FLIES
Where is the link for it?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on March 04, 2018, 07:03:46 pm
http://jmss.snapdev.com.au/news/18968/admissions/?meu=4
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on March 04, 2018, 07:13:12 pm
Strive for excellence has great full practice exams online for purchase. :D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on March 10, 2018, 10:24:25 am
Strive for excellence has great full practice exams online for purchase. :D

I looked through their website and I couldn't find the exams for the Science tests. Do they offer that?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on March 12, 2018, 09:36:08 pm
I looked through their website and I couldn't find the exams for the Science tests. Do they offer that?

No, unfortunately, they don't. I believe it's because it's unfair to allow students to have a slight idea of the science tests.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on March 14, 2018, 09:05:59 pm
https://striveforexcellence.com.au/tests-courses/john-monash-science-school-practice-exams/
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Arun1693 on March 17, 2018, 03:49:48 pm
What is anyone doing about the Prac report? I really do not know how to practice this.
Thanks
Arun
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on March 19, 2018, 11:01:51 pm
Im so  pathetic at trig atm :( 
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Arun1693 on March 20, 2018, 06:33:04 pm
Im so  pathetic at trig atm :(
Try some videos on Youtube, or look at examples in your textbook.
Remember SOH CAH TOA. Btw the tests usually won't test us the exact value of Sin, Cos or Tan (we need a calculator), probably something like Cos30. Plus they will give questions that are simple, as we have only 30 secs do to them.
Keep trying.  ;) ;)
Try this link: http://www.mathwarehouse.com/trigonometry/sine-cosine-tangent-practice3.php
Good luck.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on March 20, 2018, 10:50:06 pm
Thanks so much! Atm I'm doing practice essays under random topics. Today I did a prac report on heart rate or something like that. Would be allowed to submit them so somebody can correct for us?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on March 21, 2018, 08:49:32 pm
101 days 4hrs and 5min left...
 ;D ;D :-[
Good luck everyone... :D
Time just flies

Don't count the days. Make the days count. ~ MUHAMMAD ALI
(In a good way Arun ;))
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on March 22, 2018, 04:08:31 pm
You guys I'm like stressing so much. I have no idea what to practice for science and I have some topics down for maths, but I'm also mostly clueless about that too lolol. What's with listing your achievements and things? I thought we only had to talk about them in the interviews.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on March 22, 2018, 10:27:49 pm
The formulas and content has been posted at the beginning of this thread. I would recommend timing yourself when doing practice test and essays.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on March 25, 2018, 01:17:27 pm
The formulas and content has been posted at the beginning of this thread. I would recommend timing yourself when doing practice test and essays.
Yeah timing's always been a real downer for me
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Spooky on March 25, 2018, 02:26:33 pm
Most people had issues with completing the maths section in time but science was fine imo
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on March 25, 2018, 05:34:16 pm
I actually found the mathematics test (not the numerical reasoning) easy since I did it in the Year 8 selective high school exam (the Year 8 one is pretty similar to the Year 9 JMSS one).
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on March 26, 2018, 05:59:08 pm
Hey guys!
Do any of you guys know if there is log in the exam?

Thanks,
KN
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Arun1693 on March 26, 2018, 06:17:57 pm
Hey guys!
Do any of you guys know if there is log in the exam?

Thanks,
KN
Highly doubt it, logarithms should take at least 1min-2min. Yet I am revising on fraction indices and normal indices laws. Logarithms are based on indices, I think...Nevertheless it is a high chance that they will not include this. But I will learn the basics, just to be on the safe side.
Kind Regards,
Arun
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on March 26, 2018, 06:32:17 pm
Thanks Arun
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on March 30, 2018, 03:47:53 pm
Hey guys!
Do any of you guys know if there is log in the exam?

Thanks,
KN

Hi there!

Answering your question, when I did it last year, there were no log questions, so I would assume that there wouldn't be one in your exam paper this year (I guess it's good to do it now because there could be a chance that logs would appear in your paper, as it lies in the Year 10 maths curriculum). 
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: begirodos18 on March 31, 2018, 10:56:24 am
Hey guys!
Do any of you guys know if there is log in the exam?

Thanks,
KN
My recommendation is to study for it anyways just to be safe. I don't personally recall any logs in the entrance exam however do expect to be some difficult and challenging questions towards the end of the test, which may touch on some topics in the yr10 or yr11 methods curriculum. However proficient knowledge of yr 9 and 10 maths should be enough to do well in the test providing you are able to work under pressure and answer as many questions as you can within the time limit. I hope this answers your question.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on April 01, 2018, 02:40:19 pm
My recommendation is to study for it anyways just to be safe. I don't personally recall any logs in the entrance exam however do expect to be some difficult and challenging questions towards the end of the test, which may touch on some topics in the yr10 or yr11 methods curriculum. However proficient knowledge of yr 9 and 10 maths should be enough to do well in the test providing you are able to work under pressure and answer as many questions as you can within the time limit. I hope this answers your question.

I do agree with you that the Year 9s should study logs and all other topics that would unexpectedly appear in their exam paper. However, I don't recall doing any questions from Year 11 methods. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: begirodos18 on April 02, 2018, 12:23:15 pm
I do agree with you that the Year 9s should study logs and all other topics that would unexpectedly appear in their exam paper. However, I don't recall doing any questions from Year 11 methods. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
I'm not exactly sure if there was, there may have been a couple towards the end of the test. But they shouldn't be too difficult, if they do happen to cover methods topics it will probably just be topics covered in yr10, and if they did happen to have more advanced concepts in it, its multiple choice anyway so you can probably make some sense out of it using the answers. That being said as long as you can complete most of the questions you should be able to do well, since these tests aren't really meant to be finished.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Vin2003 on April 02, 2018, 06:21:34 pm
Hi,
I'm sitting for the JMSS test this year. Has anyone gone to 'Brainworks' for prep?
If so, is it good?
Does anyone know of any good tutoring centres?
Any advice/help is appreciated.
Thanks  :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on April 03, 2018, 01:16:39 am
Hi,
I'm sitting for the JMSS test this year. Has anyone gone to 'Brainworks' for prep?
If so, is it good?
Does anyone know of any good tutoring centres?
Any advice/help is appreciated.
Thanks  :)
Hey, you honestly don't need tutoring to get into JMSS nor do you need to buy practice tests.

I would recommend that you work through textbook questions and improve your efficiency in timed conditions. Know how what methods to use for maths, know how to think logically for the 2 reasoning tests and know how to formulate ideas and structure them for the 2 writing components.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on April 03, 2018, 10:02:57 am
Hey, you honestly don't need tutoring to get into JMSS nor do you need to buy practice tests.

I would recommend that you work through textbook questions and improve your efficiency in timed conditions. Know how what methods to use for maths, know how to think logically for the 2 reasoning tests and know how to formulate ideas and structure them for the 2 writing components.
There's a slight problem with my school... We don't really have textbooks... So I legit have nothing to study off of...
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Arun1693 on April 03, 2018, 05:55:16 pm
There's a slight problem with my school... We don't really have textbooks... So I legit have nothing to study off of...
Hi, I have been using these textbooks from this website I have linked. They have free year 9, 10, 11, 12 maths and science textbooks.
You have to signup though, it's also free. They also have a practice tab, but you have to pay for that.
So sign up, log in and then find the textbook tab and they can be downloaded as a PDF. They are useful, but remember this is South African Syllabus, nevertheless reminiscent to our curriculum. Hope this is helpful.
Warm regards,
 Arun.
P.S Relax, you would feel much better and can prepare with ease...  :) ;D
Goodluck.
https://www.siyavula.com
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on April 04, 2018, 12:23:22 pm
Hi, I have been using these textbooks from this website I have linked. They have free year 9, 10, 11, 12 maths and science textbooks.
You have to signup though, it's also free. They also have a practice tab, but you have to pay for that.
So sign up, log in and then find the textbook tab and they can be downloaded as a PDF. They are useful, but remember this is South African Syllabus, nevertheless reminiscent to our curriculum. Hope this is helpful.
Warm regards,
 Arun.
P.S Relax, you would feel much better and can prepare with ease...  :) ;D
Goodluck.
https://www.siyavula.com

Thanks heaps :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on April 05, 2018, 02:52:13 pm
Hey Guys,
Do any of you know the basic structure for the report (the one that was on Port Phillip bay's water contamination last year)?
I am learning to write the discussion but have no clue about the structure for the second one.

Best regards,
Karan
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Appo on April 05, 2018, 04:11:14 pm
Hey Guys,
Do any of you know the basic structure for the report (the one that was on Port Phillip bay's water contamination last year)?
I am learning to write the discussion but have no clue about the structure for the second one.

Best regards,
Karan
It's like a normal essay (structure may vary depending on topic question).

Introduction:
- state the issue
- signpost your body paragraphs
- address your standpoint on the issue

Optimally 3 Body Paragraphs:
- topic sentence which summarises your paragraph's contention and links it to the topic
- explanation of your argument/idea/whatever
- supporting evidence (from sources you already know or any information you're provided on the day)
- concluding sentence which wraps up paragraph's idea and links it back to the topic

Conclusion:
- summarise topic
- summarise your arguments/ideas
- strong concluding sentence to finish the report

You generally don't want to write in first person and want to stick to 3rd person in your writing.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SelectEntryTryHard on April 05, 2018, 04:44:24 pm
I could send you some pdfs if you want, just pm me, I could even send you some chapters from Methods if you wish, that are related to what Shadestache has mentioned. ( You could also pm Shadestache for any maths you need assistance with as that person has always demonstrated an excellent proficiency in mathematics.) :)
can u please pm some to if you can thx.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Arun1693 on April 05, 2018, 06:38:18 pm
It's like a normal essay (structure may vary depending on topic question).

Introduction:
- state the issue
- signpost your body paragraphs
- address your standpoint on the issue

Optimally 3 Body Paragraphs:
- topic sentence which summarises your paragraph's contention and links it to the topic
- explanation of your argument/idea/whatever
- supporting evidence (from sources you already know or any information you're provided on the day)
- concluding sentence which wraps up paragraph's idea and links it back to the topic

Conclusion:
- summarise topic
- summarise your arguments/ideas
- strong concluding sentence to finish the report

You generally don't want to write in first person and want to stick to 3rd person in your writing.
Um is there a rebuttal paragraph, or is it inconsequential for this test?
Thanks
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Appo on April 05, 2018, 11:40:26 pm
Um is there a rebuttal paragraph, or is it inconsequential for this test?
Thanks
Depends on your topic. The topic for the year I did it was all informative.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on April 06, 2018, 09:57:27 am
Hey guys im also trying out for jmss for year 10 next year and Iím just really scared , mostly the essays because I do not know what to expect  :-[, can anyone give me some ideas on what they think the essay topics may be about this year?
Or topics I should study?
Thanks  :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on April 06, 2018, 12:47:06 pm
Hey guys im also trying out for jmss for year 10 next year and Iím just really scared , mostly the essays because I do not know what to expect  :-[, can anyone give me some ideas on what they think the essay topics may be about this year?
Or topics I should study?
Thanks  :)

They're normally biology topics. Last year's was apparently Port Phillip bay's water contamination. That's for the report/informative and the other one is a discussion essay. You just need to know the stuff about the variables and other things. That's all I know but I think you should ask Shadestache or mi-xao or other more experienced people. Also for the informative one most of the info is given to you. Hope it helps, Karan  :) :D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on April 06, 2018, 01:12:27 pm
They're normally biology topics. Last year's was apparently Port Phillip bay's water contamination. That's for the report/informative and the other one is a discussion essay. You just need to know the stuff about the variables and other things. That's all I know but I think you should ask Shadestache or mi-xao or other more experienced people. Also for the informative one most of the info is given to you. Hope it helps, Karan  :) :D

Thanks karan  :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Appo on April 06, 2018, 03:34:14 pm
The topics recently have been related to environmental issues so a topic related to 'renewable energy' might be plausible this year.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on April 07, 2018, 06:04:12 pm
Hello everyone!!

I hope all you guys are enjoying your school holiday now! From today to the exam day, you've got exactly 8 weeks to go, so I hope that you guys are preparing for it during this holiday, so you don't cramp up your study during Term 2.

Happy study, and happy late Easter!! 🐰 : ))))
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on April 08, 2018, 10:33:55 pm
As of late Iíve been revising different science topics on biology (currently nervous systems) and Iím also revising linear/non linear relations. Iíve taken a break from timed tests as for the holidays I want to revise/learn most of the content especially for maths before term 2 starts. Iíve found studying at the library is quite helpful, as at home I can get distracted easily lmao.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on April 08, 2018, 10:37:54 pm
Also side note, Suzanne Cory high school has been sending me ads all over Instagram, like literally every time I scroll through my feed saying that I should apply lol. Now that I think about it, maybe I should apply for other selective schools. If I did would the application process be different?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: thelonelyassassin on April 11, 2018, 09:49:03 pm
Does anyone know how the test for Year 11 would be any different than the Year 10 one and where i can get more information?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on April 12, 2018, 11:26:43 pm
Does anyone know how the interviews will go? How many get accepted and how many are dropped out?
Also, In regard to the 3% rule, does that mean that only 3% of your year level gets in or 3% of the number of people trying out for jmss Iím your year level ???? Because I have like less that maybe 10 students trying out in my year level and I just want to know if that will down my chances of getting in???
I would appreciate if I could get some answers, thank you  :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on April 14, 2018, 11:59:44 am
Does anyone know how the interviews will go? How many get accepted and how many are dropped out?
Also, In regard to the 3% rule, does that mean that only 3% of your year level gets in or 3% of the number of people trying out for jmss Iím your year level ???? Because I have like less that maybe 10 students trying out in my year level and I just want to know if that will down my chances of getting in???
I would appreciate if I could get some answers, thank you  :)

The 3% refers to the number of applicants from your school. So, if your school has 100 students then only a maximum of 3 may get accepted from your specific school. The chances of getting into JMSS are actually much higher. I don't remember what the exact number was, but you should be able to find it if you go through the forum from the start. The question that you asked has been asked many times already. Hope this Helps!
 :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on April 15, 2018, 01:04:58 pm
The 3% refers to the number of applicants from your school. So, if your school has 100 students then only a maximum of 3 may get accepted from your specific school. The chances of getting into JMSS are actually much higher. I don't remember what the exact number was, but you should be able to find it if you go through the forum from the start. The question that you asked has been asked many times already. Hope this Helps!
 :)
I definitely got a clearer understanding. Thank you loads!!  :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on April 15, 2018, 06:23:44 pm
The 3% refers to the number of applicants from your school. So, if your school has 100 students then only a maximum of 3 may get accepted from your specific school. The chances of getting into JMSS are actually much higher. I don't remember what the exact number was, but you should be able to find it if you go through the forum from the start. The question that you asked has been asked many times already. Hope this Helps!
 :)

Nope, it's not. The 3% rule refers to the total number of students in your cohort, NOT the number of applicants. For example, let's say that there are 200 students in your year level. Regardless the number of students that go for JMSS, the max number that JMSS can accept students from your school is 200 students x 0.03 = 6 students. In other words, it's: "number of students in your year level" x 0.03  = "max number of students from your school being offered by JMSS". You may be thinking this: "number of applicants" x 0.03 = "max number of students from a specific school that are offered by JMSS", but it's not. Dw, I used to be so confused about the 3% rule prior to the last year's exam, so it's all good. ; )
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on April 16, 2018, 12:05:08 am
Nope, it's not. The 3% rule refers to the total number of students in your cohort, NOT the number of applicants. For example, let's say that there are 200 students in your year level. Regardless the number of students that go for JMSS, the max number that JMSS can accept students from your school is 200 students x 0.03 = 6 students. In other words, it's: "number of students in your year level" x 0.03  = "max number of students from your school being offered by JMSS". You may be thinking this: "number of applicants" x 0.03 = "max number of students from a specific school that are offered by JMSS", but it's not. Dw, I used to be so confused about the 3% rule prior to the last year's exam, so it's all good. ; )

Ohhhhh now I get it, lol silly me
Thankyou! :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: atifa.2 on April 16, 2018, 03:13:49 am
hi everyone! i've recently found out about JMSS and although i haven't been to tuition or studied thoroughly, i intend on applying😅 after reading all of the comments on what to prepare for, i do feel kind of nervous. could anyone provide some general tips please i? i would really appreciate it! also if there are any students from JMSS here would you mind letting me know the benefits you've received so far since you began attending? good luck everyone :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pranshu_2k17 on April 16, 2018, 08:12:32 pm
Hello people. I have one dawning question that has been residing at the back of my head for quite some time. I live in the area of Tarniet and attend Werribee Secondary College. Do you guys thing that me attempting for JMSS is a plausible idea? Iím open for any feedback...

Thanks
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: quinn_03 on April 16, 2018, 09:10:22 pm
Hello people. I have one dawning question that has been residing at the back of my head for quite some time. I live in the area of Tarniet and attend Werribee Secondary College. Do you guys thing that me attempting for JMSS is a plausible idea? Iím open for any feedback...

Thanks

how long would it take you to get to jm by (i assume) public transport? it's quite common for people to take 1+ or even 2 hours to get to school. if you're really passionate about this school and you are willing to spend the time traveling every day, then i think it's worth a shot.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pranshu_2k17 on April 16, 2018, 09:39:50 pm
Hey man, quick reply there (nice).
Here's the thing, I'm really passionate about science, I literally live of science. Im so intriqued to getting accepted that, if I were to get in, I'll loose my schorlarship and along with that, my schorlarship macbook (which becomes mine in y11 if I stay). 5-6 people are trying out from my school alone. My parents are questioning me about mainly the travelling everyday ( which btw is approx 1:48 + -) and less time to spend studying in VCE. So If you're a student at JMSS, do people who have gotten accepts, travel long distances similiar to me ( less than 2h) ?.

thanks poeple
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: vivian2018 on April 18, 2018, 04:44:08 pm
Hi everyone, i will be sitting the test this year, just read thru the procedures, it seem that other than writing test we have to attend a group activity, does anyone know anything about this ? Many thanks !
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pranshu_2k17 on April 18, 2018, 07:20:54 pm
Do people travel long distances for Jmss?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on April 18, 2018, 08:31:39 pm
Hi everyone, i will be sitting the test this year, just read thru the procedures, it seem that other than writing test we have to attend a group activity, does anyone know anything about this ? Many thanks !

Hi there! Welcome to the thread! Btw, are you saying that you've heard that there's a group activity that occurs in the exam? (Just need your clarification)

Do people travel long distances for Jmss?


If I got accepted to the school last year, then no, I wouldn't travel long distances for JMSS. It would only take me around 10 minutes to get there. : )))))))
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on April 18, 2018, 09:14:45 pm
Hey, I'm interested in going to JMSS and a few of my friends are too. I really like science and maths etc. but i'm worried i might not do well enough to get in. I don't have any extra-curriculars, I did one compulsary maths comp and got a distinction, I only get ~80% on tests and stuff like that (tests freak me out and I can't focus and overthink). I'm in year 8 and I really want to be in JMSS in year 10 but I don't know if ill cut it. I can't afford things like practice tests and stuff and my parents couldn't care less if I messed up the test so i'm putting pressure on myself which doesn't seem healthy. Anyway, I have a few questions that i need help with:

1. What is the acceptance rate? (I couldnt find it online)
2. What parts of science and maths should I study for and get good in?
3. What are the tests like? I've never sat for a big test like this; all the ones I've sat were in a classroom
4. What were your year 7-9 test scores like?
5. Is edukingdom's JMSS prep worth it?

thats about it for now but ill probs check back soon. this thread has been super useful  :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: thelonelyassassin on April 21, 2018, 04:08:58 pm
how is the actual test environment. is it like a big hall with lots of people, is it every person gets their own table or something else
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: thelonelyassassin on April 21, 2018, 04:19:54 pm
will there be interviews for year 11 students? and about how many year 10 try out for year 11 and how many get accepted?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: undefined on April 22, 2018, 03:51:14 am
Hey, I'm interested in going to JMSS and a few of my friends are too. I really like science and maths etc. but i'm worried i might not do well enough to get in. I don't have any extra-curriculars, I did one compulsary maths comp and got a distinction, I only get ~80% on tests and stuff like that (tests freak me out and I can't focus and overthink). I'm in year 8 and I really want to be in JMSS in year 10 but I don't know if ill cut it. I can't afford things like practice tests and stuff and my parents couldn't care less if I messed up the test so i'm putting pressure on myself which doesn't seem healthy. Anyway, I have a few questions that i need help with:

1. What is the acceptance rate? (I couldnt find it online)
2. What parts of science and maths should I study for and get good in?
3. What are the tests like? I've never sat for a big test like this; all the ones I've sat were in a classroom
4. What were your year 7-9 test scores like?
5. Is edukingdom's JMSS prep worth it?

thats about it for now but ill probs check back soon. this thread has been super useful  :)
1. varies each year. generally around 25%
2. just know your y8/9 textbooks and youíll be fine. imo focus more on maths than science.
3. one big room 5 tests with a break in between.
4. 7) 70%ish
8) 60% ish
9) 90%+
5. canít comment on that since i went to james an.

will there be interviews for year 11 students? and about how many year 10 try out for year 11 and how many get accepted?
yes. iím not sure how many try out but around 20-30 get in each year

how is the actual test environment. is it like a big hall with lots of people, is it every person gets their own table or something else
yes and yes. itís pretty new and warm though. and carpeted with a view of caulfield racecourse.

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on April 22, 2018, 07:55:16 pm
quick question, how many people are in a year group and if you had to guess, how many people normally sit for the test?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Appo on April 22, 2018, 09:57:51 pm
Admissions (exam phase) ~ 800 - 1200 students
Admissions (interview phase) ~ 400 - 600
JMSS Year 10 Intake ~ 200 Students
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on April 24, 2018, 05:12:54 pm
What kind of questions should I expect on the test?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Fish21 on April 26, 2018, 07:50:19 pm
Are you allow to bring any watches to the testing? Analog or digital watches? Thanks
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on April 27, 2018, 05:26:00 pm
Anyone know much about the scientific essay structure? Do you follow normal intro bodies conclusion with  or is there some secret formula lol
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on April 27, 2018, 08:01:20 pm
Oof, it's been a while XD.

5. Is edukingdom's JMSS prep worth it?
I don't recommend going to Edu-Kingdom, James Ann, etc. or buying practice exams. It is not necessary. You can still kick ass at the entrance exams without them -- just make sure you work efficiently under exam conditions and know how to tackle different problems (whether it may be a mathematical or reasoning question or worded response).

What kind of questions should I expect on the test?

Ones that aren't that difficult :P

Are you allow to bring any watches to the testing? Analog or digital watches? Thanks
I think you might be able to. I brought in a digital watch. Though, they told us to take off watches and leave them on our table.

Anyone know much about the scientific essay structure? Do you follow normal intro bodies conclusion with  or is there some secret formula lol
Honestly man, I'm not certain on the structure you're supposed to follow. I personally followed the typical essay structure with 1 intro, 3 body paragraphs and 1 conclusion (plus the TEEL structure). I managed to do fine somehow. Use your planning time effectively to organise your body paragraphs. 
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on April 29, 2018, 03:21:33 pm
how are you guys preparing? Need advice
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on April 29, 2018, 04:43:53 pm
Just a quick question, what is the required structure and length for the prac discussion essay?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on May 01, 2018, 08:10:42 pm
Looking forward too seeing some of you guys tomorrow at the Information Night! :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on May 01, 2018, 09:27:11 pm
Where do we park for info night? Iím excited to see all the people trying out :))
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on May 01, 2018, 09:28:02 pm
Have you guys booked the seats?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on May 01, 2018, 09:32:07 pm
Yeah we booked seats but itís not compulsory I believe
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on May 01, 2018, 09:37:14 pm
6 PM- School displays at foyer, opportunity to talk to teachers
6.30-Main doors open at Auditorium
7- presentation
8.30 questions.
They said to arrive at least 20 minutes early and park in SE1, SE3 and SE5
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on May 02, 2018, 09:10:18 pm
It was a great night guys! JMSS seemed amazing! Can't wait to hopefully get in!!!!!!!! :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on May 02, 2018, 09:29:24 pm
Was great to see just how many people are interested in science and associated technologies! Also to you guys who are in JMSS, how effective is team-teaching?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on May 02, 2018, 09:33:57 pm
Do any of you guys have any links or pdfs that could help me and other people trying out for JMSS?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on May 02, 2018, 09:56:10 pm
Lots of info on the JMSS website as well as the beginning of this forum. There are also  a lot of current JMSS students active like ShadeStache who you can ask for help.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on May 03, 2018, 09:41:56 pm
Also to you guys who are in JMSS, how effective is team-teaching?
It's a very different approach -- and also a very interesting one. In my opinion, it surprisingly works well. For those of you who don't know, JMSS does a "team-teaching" thing where two classes combine and there are two teachers. Usually, one teacher will do most of the teaching. The other teacher sometimes walks around and you can ask them for help. Although there's like 50 students in the classroom, it doesn't feel like it.

Do any of you guys have any links or pdfs that could help me and other people trying out for JMSS?
Sorry man, I don't really have anything. I seriously can't stress this enough to a lot of people, but you don't need to study a lot for the test. You don't need to spend an significant amount of money or time on tests. This is coming from a student that "tryharded" for the test. Don't be an idiot like me :P
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on May 06, 2018, 03:18:16 pm
Hey shadestache or anyone at JMSS, what kind of test scores did you get through high school? I'm about a 75% average on my Maths (Accelerated) and about 80% for science and 85% for english.

Also, does JMSS get as stressful and difficult as I'm told? And will I still have time for games and friends?

I'm in year 8 by the way
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on May 06, 2018, 05:35:25 pm
How many of y'all went to the info night? I kept looking around thinking "Hmm... I wonder how many of these people I've spoken too online" lololol

Also, how's everyone finding the nerves? Have they gotten to you yet or am I the only one...
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: quinn_03 on May 06, 2018, 06:03:51 pm
Hey shadestache or anyone at JMSS, what kind of test scores did you get through high school? I'm about a 75% average on my Maths (Accelerated) and about 80% for science and 85% for english.

Also, does JMSS get as stressful and difficult as I'm told? And will I still have time for games and friends?

I'm in year 8 by the way

Test scores at your current school aren't relevant IMO. Just try not to fail anything and work on building up extra-currics. But fyi, I average 90-100% on my tests at my old school.
I can't speak for others, but for me personally, I don't think it's *generally* too difficult or stressful. But I think it's reasonably difficult to do *well*. There's definitely a heavier workload, but it's really not too bad, and if you're not aiming to get a crazy high average then there's plenty of time for fun and socialising. :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on May 06, 2018, 06:07:57 pm
How many of y'all went to the info night? I kept looking around thinking "Hmm... I wonder how many of these people I've spoken too online" lololol

Also, how's everyone finding the nerves? Have they gotten to you yet or am I the only one...
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Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: gtauseef on May 06, 2018, 06:32:05 pm
What is the pattern of JMSS entrance exam? I have heard, exam includes Science reasoning and essay writings, along with standard, Maths and English. Is there anyone who can help with patter of exam?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on May 06, 2018, 06:38:53 pm
What is the pattern of JMSS entrance exam? I have heard, exam includes Science reasoning and essay writings, along with standard, Maths and English. Is there anyone who can help with patter of exam?
Refer to the first post on this thread :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: TryingToBeSmartAgain on May 07, 2018, 04:46:53 pm
I second this. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask me as well. I'm usually active on AN and I'll be going to JMSS in 2018.
Hi guys! I know this is late, but does anyone remember what the Science Reasoning is like? Could you please give me an example?
Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: TryingToBeSmartAgain on May 07, 2018, 04:48:35 pm
Hi guys! I know this is pretty late, but does anyone remember what sort of questions are on science reasoning? Could you please give me an example?
Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on May 07, 2018, 05:51:28 pm
I don't do much outside of school except for Maths tutor and a Fitness thing. Will this be a major issue?
Also, I've heard that the interviews are the most crucial part of getting into JMSS. Can anybody tell me what kinda questions they ask and how the interview stage generally goes? Thanks :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on May 07, 2018, 08:19:39 pm
Anyway I can improve my physics skills? Partically energy transformation as my current teacher doesnít teach it well and while Iím not doing too bad so far, itís my weakest field of science to understand. Iím more of a biology and chemistry person. Iím also wondering, what physics qusstions will be on the science reasoning test?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on May 07, 2018, 08:45:53 pm
Hey shadestache or anyone at JMSS, what kind of test scores did you get through high school?
Also, does JMSS get as stressful and difficult as I'm told? And will I still have time for games and friends?
I second the same things that quinn_03 has mentioned.

I went to a crappy school, so it was easy to get high marks. Things only get "stressful and difficult" if you make them "stressful and difficult". If you're able to manage your time well, have a balance in your life and can maintain a "mental stability" during times of stress, then you'll be fine. Obviously, you'll still have time for social life and hobbies. As of now, we don't get an insane amount of homework or anything. I'm not sure what Year 11 and 12 will be like, but I can only presume that it'll be hectic? Apparently the sacs at JMSS are difficult, so feelsgood. But even so, just remember that "it's not difficult, it's just new." If you take the time to learn new, confusing concepts that seem "difficult", you'll eventually get used to it and it won't seem that way anymore.

Hi guys! I know this is late, but does anyone remember what the Science Reasoning is like? Could you please give me an example?
Thanks in advance!
I don't really remember, but just think and respond logically. I've seen this question so many times that I don't really know how to answer it :') It's not very "concept-heavy", so don't worry too much.

I don't do much outside of school except for Maths tutor and a Fitness thing. Will this be a major issue?
Also, I've heard that the interviews are the most crucial part of getting into JMSS. Can anybody tell me what kinda questions they ask and how the interview stage generally goes? Thanks :)
The interview stage is probably the most stressful stage since the cut-off is significantly smaller. Since you're a Year 8, you should try to be more involved in things at school this year and next year. Just don't overload yourself to the point where you burn out.

Anyway I can improve my physics skills? Partically energy transformation as my current teacher doesnít teach it well and while Iím not doing too bad so far, itís my weakest field of science to understand. Iím more of a biology and chemistry person.
First things first, find a way to motivate yourself to learn physics. If you're trying to improve at something, especially if it's learning a new concept, you need to be able to focus. Lack of motivation and pessimistic thoughts are going to be the biggest hurdles. It's a lot easier to study things that you enjoy.

There's a bunch of resources online and different ways you can learn information. Books, textbooks, videos, articles, infographics, people (friends, other teachers, tutors, siblings, etc.), summary sheets, etc. Not everyone enjoys reading information from textbooks. Find what works for you.

It's alright to be strong in chem and bio, but weaker in physics. You're not expected to be good at all 3 sciences.

Iím also wondering, what physics qusstions will be on the science reasoning test?
Relax :P
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on May 09, 2018, 05:53:33 pm
Hey guys,
We're one month away and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to practice for the Science Discussion Essay? I have no idea how to practice for it and I'm stressing.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on May 09, 2018, 07:32:53 pm
Hey guys,
We're one month away and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to practice for the Science Discussion Essay? I have no idea how to practice for it and I'm stressing.
English-type exams are difficult to prepare in that they are very grey. Idk, just try to get used to writing for half an hour long and formulating your ideas and sentences quickly.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on May 09, 2018, 07:33:40 pm
English-type exams are difficult to prepare in that they are very grey. Idk, just try to get used to writing for half an hour long and formulating your ideas and sentences quickly.
Thanks mate. :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on May 11, 2018, 07:53:22 pm
what are your study schedules in preperation?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on May 11, 2018, 08:49:57 pm
Hey guys, just asking if I need to be doing other academic activities out of school to have a good chance of getting in? Does it really matter?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on May 12, 2018, 11:11:33 am
what are your study schedules in preperation?

Honestly, I scheduled 2-3 hour study periods every day since the 3rd of May (I hadn't done much real prep beforehand) but I haven't really stuck to it so I've mostly done an hour a day on average. I've been revising maths topics and doing practice tests and I'll try practicing the science essays soon as well. I'm really stressed tbh I don't think I'm doing enough at all. How about you??
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on May 12, 2018, 04:02:01 pm
Honestly, I scheduled 2-3 hour study periods every day since the 3rd of May (I hadn't done much real prep beforehand) but I haven't really stuck to it so I've mostly done an hour a day on average. I've been revising maths topics and doing practice tests and I'll try practicing the science essays soon as well. I'm really stressed tbh I don't think I'm doing enough at all. How about you??
My studying is just doing my homework (idk if that even counts) and reading my textbooks or actual books in my spare time. 2-3 hours a day is scary to me tbh. i should do more...
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on May 12, 2018, 04:08:53 pm
My studying is just doing my homework (idk if that even counts) and reading my textbooks or actual books in my spare time. 2-3 hours a day is scary to me tbh. I should do more...
Lolol consider the fact that I said I haven't actually been sticking to the schedule whatsoever  ;D Are you going to the exhibition night on Thursday?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on May 13, 2018, 11:43:52 am
Lolol consider the fact that I said I haven't actually been sticking to the schedule whatsoever  ;D Are you going to the exhibition night on Thursday?

I didnt know there was an exhibition night. Also, are you guys in year 8 or 9?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on May 14, 2018, 04:15:15 pm
I'm going to the exhibition night! Tbh I opted on the exhibition night over information night because I knew it would be a better example of the school, at least for me.

Time until the test is ticking away :|
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on May 14, 2018, 05:00:44 pm
I'm going to the exhibition night! Tbh I opted on the exhibition night over information night because I knew it would be a better example of the school, at least for me.

Time until the test is ticking away :|

Like I need reminding...
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: I\'dRatherBeWatchingMiraculous on May 15, 2018, 05:11:27 pm
I don't study at all all I do is homework and the assignments that I am set. Should I be stressing or will I be fine? I get decent test scores 80-90%. :P
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on May 18, 2018, 10:46:37 pm
Really nice to see all of the electives and the passions you Year 10ís had for science yesterday. I may have spoken or talked to some of you! Also dad just accidentally paid for Nossal exam today as he thought he hadnít paid for JMSS. Seems like Iím gonna do Nossal and JMSS exams then.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: begirodos18 on May 19, 2018, 07:15:54 am
Really nice to see all of the electives and the passions you Year 10ís had for science yesterday. I may have spoken or talked to some of you! Also dad just accidentally paid for Nossal exam today as he thought he hadnít paid for JMSS. Seems like Iím gonna do Nossal and JMSS exams then.
Don't think I saw you on exhibition night where abouts were you?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on May 19, 2018, 09:29:14 am
Yes it was absolutely amazing seeing everyone there! I talked to like a million people, everyone was so friendly! You could see the effort that had gone into everyone's projects and the showcase made me so much more excited about the school and the amazing electives.

Random question, if you get in, what electives would you do???
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on May 19, 2018, 07:38:48 pm
I don't study at all all I do is homework and the assignments that I am set. Should I be stressing or will I be fine? I get decent test scores 80-90%. :P
I.g you could clutch in   8)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on May 19, 2018, 08:03:04 pm
I.g you could clutch in   8)
can you elaborate on this? im in a similar boat
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on May 19, 2018, 08:28:03 pm
doing a bit of looking around and I found this guide for EBSS, this could be helpful to you guys as it was to me. (EBSS is another science school in Victoria) https://atarnotes.com/forum/index.php?topic=161374.0
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on May 20, 2018, 08:13:32 pm
Really nice to see all of the electives and the passions you Year 10ís had for science yesterday. I may have spoken or talked to some of you! Also dad just accidentally paid for Nossal exam today as he thought he hadnít paid for JMSS. Seems like Iím gonna do Nossal and JMSS exams then.

Well, at least that you have a better chance of getting into at least one of the selective high schools since you can have NHS as your 'back-up' school. Damn it, I should've done that last year. : (
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on May 20, 2018, 08:21:10 pm
I don't study at all all I do is homework and the assignments that I am set. Should I be stressing or will I be fine? I get decent test scores 80-90%. :P

If you do fine in the JMSS exam, then you'll be invited to the interview. Well, your chance of getting into JMSS depends on how well you do compared to other candidates from your school (in both exam and interview). However, you seem to be having a good chance of being offered by the school since you're scoring from 80 - 90% in your tests and/or exams (JMSS will be looking at your 2017 Semester 2 and 2018 Semester 1 reports during your one-by-one interview, so they can compare you with other candidates from your school). 
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on May 21, 2018, 07:39:15 am
If you do fine in the JMSS exam, then you'll be invited to the interview. Well, your chance of getting into JMSS depends on how well you do compared to other candidates from your school (in both exam and interview). However, you seem to be having a good chance of being offered by the school since you're scoring from 80 - 90% in your tests and/or exams (JMSS will be looking at your 2017 Semester 2 and 2018 Semester 1 reports during your one-by-one interview, so they can compare you with other candidates from your school).
Do they talk you through your report or is it just like you hand it in and they'll look at it later
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on May 21, 2018, 02:34:49 pm
If you do fine in the JMSS exam, then you'll be invited to the interview. Well, your chance of getting into JMSS depends on how well you do compared to other candidates from your school (in both exam and interview). However, you seem to be having a good chance of being offered by the school since you're scoring from 80 - 90% in your tests and/or exams (JMSS will be looking at your 2017 Semester 2 and 2018 Semester 1 reports during your one-by-one interview, so they can compare you with other candidates from your school). 


Gosh now Iím scared cuz I donít think I did well in my 2017 report 😬
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on May 21, 2018, 06:05:25 pm
Question: are there any mistakes you could make in the interview that might cost you being accepted? During exhibition night I chatted around and many year 10s said as long as you could convincingly make things up, you were all good.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on May 21, 2018, 08:41:48 pm
Do they talk you through your report or is it just like you hand it in and they'll look at it later
You pretty much hand everything to them and they look through everything. So you kinda just sit there awkwardly for a few minutes while they look through your report. They may make a few remarks, but my interviewer was silent.

Question: are there any mistakes you could make in the interview that might cost you being accepted? During exhibition night I chatted around and many year 10s said as long as you could convincingly make things up, you were all good.
Ahah, not surprised that they told you that. Obviously, you want to seem like you care about the school. If you act all grouchy and "urgh-whatever-I-only-tried-out-for-this-school-because-my-parents-forced-me-to" , then you shouldn't be surprised if you don't get into the school. Be friendly and speak confidently. Be logical, concise and passionate about your responses. I'm not really sure how good they are at reading people, but I guess most people did bs their way through the interview. Still, being genuine is a lot easier than bs-ing.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on May 21, 2018, 09:01:22 pm
Do you have to do well in all exams to get through to the interview?
What will the interview be like, I know there is a discussion session where I would be placed with other students, will they give us a topic to discuss about or ???
what would I have to bring to the interview?
Does my report play a big role?
Also how many students go through to the interview??
I rlly need some answers lol 😅
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: LolYi on May 25, 2018, 09:58:23 pm
Do you have to do well in all exams to get through to the interview?
What will the interview be like, I know there is a discussion session where I would be placed with other students, will they give us a topic to discuss about or ???
what would I have to bring to the interview?
Does my report play a big role?
Also how many students go through to the interview??
I rlly need some answers lol 😅

I do know people from last year who got in without any superiors
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on May 28, 2018, 02:22:09 pm
Don't think I saw you on exhibition night where abouts were you?
You were near cells and systems? I think i may walked past your presentation. All I remember is seeing you busy with some others that day. Though i think this girl who i just realised went to my school recognised me and i didnt recognise her lol.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on May 28, 2018, 02:27:29 pm
Do you have to do well in all exams to get through to the interview?
What will the interview be like, I know there is a discussion session where I would be placed with other students, will they give us a topic to discuss about or ???
what would I have to bring to the interview?
Does my report play a big role?
Also how many students go through to the interview??
I rlly need some answers lol 😅
The 50% of people from the exam are given interviews. Interviews usually have a group activity first before your individual interview. I wouldnt stress on that yet as we have yet to complete the exam.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on May 28, 2018, 02:55:11 pm
Any tips on how to prepare for the essays?  :D ???
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on May 28, 2018, 03:07:22 pm
You were near cells and systems? I think i may walked past your presentation. All I remember is seeing you busy with some others that day. Though i think this girl who i just realised went to my school recognised me and i didnt recognise her lol.
What school do you go to?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on May 28, 2018, 06:06:01 pm
Seeing as we have around a week and a half until the test. Could we compile a list to give a general idea of the content we could revise? (Even better if someone who previously took the test could join in).

Mathematics test:
I've heard it's pretty easy and straightforward, a good knowledge of year 9 maths would be sufficient.

Numeracy and science reasoning:
This should be similar to ICAS and similar tests. Many puzzles, problem solving and reasoning compared to the mathematics test which consists of more standard math knowledge. The science is mainly looking at given information and deducing the answer via logical reasoning. Revise by looking at any past papers of similar nature.

Science writing tests:
I don't know too much about this - if we were to write a prac it should be pretty straightforward. Know your prac structure, and more technical terms such as the variables. Make sure you really get in depth with the discussion (quick Google searches should return key questions you should aim to answer). To practice, I guess just try writing sample prac reports. For the more intuitive writing test, good ways to prepare for this include revising essay structure and writing tips (not too necessary), reading more about current science events and look how journalists write their articles.

In general:
Year 9 math knowledge
Year 9 & 10 science knowledge - know how to apply this knowledge in new and unfamiliar situations too.
Adopt a 'scientific mindset'.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on May 28, 2018, 09:48:04 pm
when you guys finish the test pleeeeeeeeeeeease let me know what kind of questions there were. I'm taking the test next year and i want a general idea on what to prepare for.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on May 28, 2018, 09:51:38 pm
Hey guys. I know it's a bit late but can recommend stuff for revising probability?

Thanks,
Karan
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on May 29, 2018, 10:15:34 pm
Can someone help me with this question?
https://ibb.co/e9YpOJ
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on May 30, 2018, 08:24:53 am
Can someone help me with this question?
https://ibb.co/e9YpOJ

Similar triangles. 15:3 = y+10:10
15/3=y+10/10
=150/3=y+10
=y=40
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on May 30, 2018, 05:58:56 pm
Hey Guys!!!

I have been reading and checking on this thread almost every single day. You have given me a lot of help, THANK YOU ALL for that. I only have slight doubts about the Prac report. I'd be very grateful if someone could elaborate on that part of the test. Thanks again to everyone!

10 DAYS TO GO!!!!!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on May 30, 2018, 10:36:37 pm
Sucks that I have school exams in the same week as the entry exam  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: G_00123 on May 31, 2018, 05:05:17 pm
Has anyone receive an email that tells us detailed information about the test (what is required for the test, the time and the location)?
When will the email be send to us?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on May 31, 2018, 09:08:44 pm
Has anyone receive an email that tells us detailed information about the test (what is required for the test, the time and the location)?
When will the email be send to us?

I'm pretty sure that it is at Caulfield Racecourse in the early morning (8ish) on the 9th of June (Saturday). I haven't received an email but I know because I went to the Information Night. I'm pretty sure this info is right but you should confirm with someone else, just in case.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on May 31, 2018, 09:10:40 pm
Sucks that I have school exams in the same week as the entry exam  :'( :'( :'(

Same :(

I have so much to prepare for!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on May 31, 2018, 11:26:01 pm
The 50% of people from the exam are given interviews. Interviews usually have a group activity first before your individual interview. I wouldnt stress on that yet as we have yet to complete the exam.

On top of that, I'm pretty sure you gotta do some maths so they see how you work things out...
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on June 02, 2018, 08:13:05 pm
So I applied and registered for the test but it doesn't mention where it will be taking place nor what time
Any help?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on June 02, 2018, 08:31:37 pm
So I applied and registered for the test but it doesn't mention where it will be taking place nor what time
Any help?

As I mentioned previously for G_00123: "I'm pretty sure that it is at Caulfield Racecourse in the early morning (8ish) on the 9th of June (Saturday). I haven't received an email but I know because I went to the Information Night. I'm pretty sure this info is right but you should confirm with someone else, just in case." Hope this helped! :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on June 03, 2018, 12:59:45 pm
As I mentioned previously for G_00123: "I'm pretty sure that it is at Caulfield Racecourse in the early morning (8ish) on the 9th of June (Saturday). I haven't received an email but I know because I went to the Information Night. I'm pretty sure this info is right but you should confirm with someone else, just in case." Hope this helped! :)

As far as I know that's correct. I mean I was at Info Night too it'd be strange if we had different info... ;D
I've heard that you do receive an email though, so I'm going to call the school if they don't send an email by Monday.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on June 03, 2018, 01:01:20 pm
Sucks that I have school exams in the same week as the entry exam  :'( :'( :'(
Omg ikr the stress is insane...But I guess it's good that we're all in the same boat
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on June 03, 2018, 01:24:56 pm
do you guys go to many tutors? if so, for what subjects
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: sZera on June 03, 2018, 01:25:28 pm
So I applied and registered for the test but it doesn't mention where it will be taking place nor what time
Any help?

They'll send an email detailing everything sometime this week, from my memory they sent it on the Monday before the test (so maybe tomorrow?)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ladan.shafane on June 03, 2018, 04:38:27 pm
I'm seriously stressing out for the exam so I just wanted to ask people what topics in science they're revising. I'm scared I haven't studied enough and that I'm not going to be fast enough. PLEASE if anyone has any advice on the exam, it would really help!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on June 03, 2018, 05:20:55 pm
I'm pretty sure they'll send more news on Monday or Tuesday because Monday is the closing date and want to send everybody files at the same time I.g
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on June 03, 2018, 09:26:35 pm
do you guys go to many tutors? if so, for what subjects
Honestly, I haven't gone to any. Fair to say I have been studying a lot though, which I guess makes up for it?...
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on June 04, 2018, 02:05:09 pm
Hey Guys! Just wanted to let you know that I got my email today at 7:52 am. It included the information regarding the venue and times. You guys should also have gotten it. If not, then you'll probably get it soon. I was right, it is at Caulfield Racecourse at 8:30 am on June 9th. The test finishes at 12:15 pm. The email also contained a map that told you about all the parking available. Hope this helps some of you guys! :) :)


5 DAYS TO GOOOO!!!! 5 DAYS TO GOOOO!!!! 5 DAYS TO GOOOO!!!! 5 DAYS TO GOOOO!!!! 5 DAYS TO GOOOO!!!! 5 DAYS TO GOOOO!!!!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Fish21 on June 05, 2018, 07:15:10 pm
I'm the only kid from my school, who is doing the exam. Does my chance of getting increase?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Arun1693 on June 05, 2018, 07:24:37 pm
I'm the only kid from my school, who is doing the exam. Does my chance of getting increase?
Damn, you're lucky there's like at least 15 people writing from my school.
Well, I think it kinda depends on your test. If you do well, and get into the interviews, you definitely might have good chance of getting in, but it doesn't mean they have to pick you.
 :)
Good luck everyone
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on June 06, 2018, 01:37:31 pm
Do you guys think volunteering for like science community stuff would play a part in the interviews?? Like would they take that in consideration
I'm thinking of volunteering regardless bc I'm really interested in it for my own benefits but idk
Wanna wish everyone good luck for this weekend btw :) #3daystogo
i have spoken to people and it seems that what JMSS looks for and really likes is all-rounders. If you can play sport and do well in school they'll really like that, however if you are really good at school but not so good at anything else, they'll take that into consideration. All in all, it probably will play a part in whether you're chosen or not.

personally, i'm not so great at sports but im good at studying. I signed up for some teams just to show that i take initiative in trying new things out of my comfort zone. I encourage y'all to do the same.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on June 06, 2018, 01:41:17 pm
adding on to the last one, during the interviews, TALK!!!
its really important that you're confident and well-spoken rather than shy and quiet. Make friends during the group tasks and work collaboratively, this will show so many traits that they want in a student.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ladan.shafane on June 06, 2018, 03:03:39 pm
Do you guys think volunteering for like science community stuff would play a part in the interviews?? Like would they take that in consideration
Personally, I think that you don't really need to just focus on science related topics to like volunteer for you should show them that you have a broad variety of interests but i think volunteering for science community stuff would help your image and make it seem like your really interested.
Did any of that even make any sense? Idek what I'm saying , but good luck on the exam everyone I'm seriously stressing out!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Fish21 on June 06, 2018, 04:23:57 pm
What scores do you need for a superior in Maths and Science.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: suhdb on June 06, 2018, 04:25:28 pm
im actually so nervous, what things should i do some last minute studying on ???
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on June 06, 2018, 05:17:15 pm
i have spoken to people and it seems that what JMSS looks for and really likes is all-rounders. If you can play sport and do well in school they'll really like that, however if you are really good at school but not so good at anything else, they'll take that into consideration. All in all, it probably will play a part in whether you're chosen or not.

personally, i'm not so great at sports but im good at studying. I signed up for some teams just to show that i take initiative in trying new things out of my comfort zone. I encourage y'all to do the same.

Haha, I guess it's good that I started playing a competitive sport last year in addition to academic achievements.

Also, what scores do you think is a safe bet for the reasoning and math tests. Some sources online say it's common to only finish half of a selective school test in general, but surely to get a good score like a superior you need more?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on June 06, 2018, 05:23:43 pm
What scores do you need for a superior in Maths and Science.
AFAIK, superior just means you did better than everyone else. I think its top 10% but dont quote me on that.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on June 06, 2018, 05:27:56 pm
Haha, I guess it's good that I started playing a competitive sport last year in addition to academic achievements.

Also, what scores do you think is a safe bet for the reasoning and math tests. Some sources online say it's common to only finish half of a selective school test in general, but surely to get a good score like a superior you need more?

It really depends, Obviously aim to get as much of the test done. I'm pretty sure (emphasis on the pretty sure) all questions are 1 mark each so just do the easiest ones first. The interviews are the most crucial part though. It's possible to get in without any superiors so try not to be stressed out too much
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on June 06, 2018, 05:30:12 pm
WOW, there are 5 people online now. That's the highest I've seen.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on June 06, 2018, 05:32:54 pm
Do you guys think that you're ready for Saturday?

Hope u all do well!

Edit: Seven members online right now! WOW

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on June 06, 2018, 05:36:39 pm
Good luck everyone! I hope we all do really well, and hopefully become classmates and great friends in JMSS!!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on June 06, 2018, 07:26:44 pm
AFAIK, superior just means you did better than everyone else. I think its top 10% but dont quote me on that.
Yea, superiors is around top ~11% of everyone who tried out
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ladan.shafane on June 06, 2018, 09:00:07 pm
What's everyone doing for last minute studying???
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on June 06, 2018, 10:11:46 pm
What's everyone doing for last minute studying???
Just reading on biology / ecology stuff...  :P
Edit: Imo, its too late to cram new stuff into your studying
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on June 07, 2018, 08:43:06 am
Hey guys,
So who's stressed?

What's your rating out of 10 in terms of confidence?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ladan.shafane on June 07, 2018, 10:37:55 am
What's your rating out of 10 in terms of confidence?
I feel like I'm a 7.5/10 idek I'm really stressed for the exam
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on June 07, 2018, 04:39:01 pm
I feel like I'm a 7.5/10 idek I'm really stressed for the exam
Sammme omg I'm really stressed as well but don't worry I'm sure we'll be fiiiine
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on June 07, 2018, 05:02:07 pm
Does anyone here have social media? eg. Instagram, Snapchat or facebook. Just a random question to ease off the stress. Hehe.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on June 07, 2018, 05:09:18 pm
Does anyone here have social media? eg. Instagram, Snapchat or facebook. Just a random question to ease off the stress. Hehe.

Yaaas what is your user I'll add you on insta
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on June 07, 2018, 05:26:55 pm
What parts of maths should I be 100% confident in, in your opinion?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on June 07, 2018, 05:37:15 pm
What parts of maths should I be 100% confident in, in your opinion?
I reckon your linear, quadratics and pythagoras should be excellent. As well as your factorising, expanding and indices. I might I've missed some so yeah.I think those are the basics.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: suhdb on June 07, 2018, 06:25:44 pm
do you think any quadratics or parabola will be on the test? bc there were some parabola questions on the yr 9 selective high school tests 🤔
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on June 07, 2018, 06:30:41 pm
Hey guys,
So who's stressed?

What's your rating out of 10 in terms of confidence?

I'd say I'm a 7.8 - (don't ask why 7.8 lol)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on June 07, 2018, 07:32:44 pm
Does anyone here have social media? eg. Instagram, Snapchat or facebook. Just a random question to ease off the stress. Hehe.

Anybody got Skype or Discord? (I'm more active on Skype though, but still add me on Discord cuz I still use it) Don't really wanna expose myself yet, so I won't add you guys on Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook just yet....

do you think any quadratics or parabola will be on the test? bc there were some parabola questions on the yr 9 selective high school tests 🤔

Aye. Thou shalt be prepared!! (I'm living in the past right now heheh)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on June 07, 2018, 08:13:34 pm
Anybody got Skype or Discord? (I'm more active on Skype though, but still add me on Discord cuz I still use it) Don't really wanna expose myself yet, so I won't add you guys on Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook just yet....

Aye. Thou shalt be prepared!! (I'm living in the past right now heheh)
we should make a jmss discord server lmao
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on June 07, 2018, 08:49:45 pm
I did a school exam for maths, it was like it was suppose to be for year 7s.... :o
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on June 07, 2018, 10:03:09 pm
For those who use Discord and want to join the JMSS Year 10s and 11s 2019, please pm me, so I can send you the link. Thanks.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on June 08, 2018, 07:15:19 am
1 DAY TO GO Y'ALL!!!!!
Good luck everyone! I hope we all do really well
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SelectEntryTryHard on June 08, 2018, 01:04:14 pm
Tomorrow is the exam :-[ :-[ :-[ wish me luck
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SelectEntryTryHard on June 08, 2018, 01:05:06 pm
Good luck to everybody ;D ;D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Joseph41 on June 08, 2018, 01:30:00 pm
Wishing you all the very best from ATAR Notes. :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on June 08, 2018, 02:37:35 pm
GOOD LUCK GUYS!!!!! HOPE THAT YOU ALL WILL DO WELL!!!!!!!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Fish21 on June 08, 2018, 03:18:03 pm
Need help with this question.
Jacob can wash 10 cars in 75 minutes. Jason can do 6 cars in 30 minutes. If they work together, how long would it take to wash 20 cars?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Specialx69 on June 08, 2018, 03:35:28 pm
Hey guys Iíve been a part of this forum for a while now and I just learnt how posting works...
Iím also taking JMSS exam tmr so I hope to see you guys there!
Good luck! :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Joseph41 on June 08, 2018, 03:52:11 pm
Hey guys Iíve been a part of this forum for a while now and I just learnt how posting works...
Iím also taking JMSS exam tmr so I hope to see you guys there!
Good luck! :)

Fantastic to see you make your first post! ;D Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: trytryagain on June 08, 2018, 03:59:30 pm
hey guys! just wanted to wish everyone good luck for tomorrow! see you all at 8:30. btw, is there anyone else taking the train?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on June 08, 2018, 04:07:53 pm
OMG OMG! A lot of studying today and Iím really scared omg. Good luck to everyone!!!!!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on June 08, 2018, 04:10:59 pm
Need help with this question.
Jacob can wash 10 cars in 75 minutes. Jason can do 6 cars in 30 minutes. If they work together, how long would it take to wash 20 cars?
I think the answer is 60 minutes or 1 hour.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on June 08, 2018, 04:11:36 pm
Don't Stress Guys! We'll make it in, be confident and positive.

Don't forget to get a night's sleep!!!!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!!!

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU ALL.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on June 08, 2018, 04:26:45 pm
I think the answer is 60 minutes or 1 hour.

Aye. It is. Here's my solution. Hope that helps!! : DD
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on June 08, 2018, 05:20:40 pm
Good luck to you all! I hope I will be seeing some of you next year :)))

Edit: Also I'm lowkey terrified the science writing is going to be like 'what is global warming' and then I freak out and forget how to write
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: quinn_03 on June 08, 2018, 05:32:23 pm
Hi y'all! I've been following along with the posts and I definitely remember what it was like being in your positions last year. Please try to not freak out too much, and if you don't do as well as you hoped, please don't beat yourself up. there is lots of hope for interviews. good luck, hope to see you guys next year!!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: leagueofblair on June 08, 2018, 05:55:46 pm
So much stress right now, started studying as soon as I got home and I'll probably skip dinner. Good luck to everyone trying out, I really hope I can get in, it will be good to see some of you next year.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on June 08, 2018, 05:57:54 pm
4 members and 13 guests on!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: CoolBoy on June 08, 2018, 06:20:05 pm
CAN SOMONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT WILL BE ON THE TESTS ALL OF THEM PLEASE
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on June 08, 2018, 06:24:11 pm
CAN SOMONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT WILL BE ON THE TESTS ALL OF THEM PLEASE
Refer to the first few posts of this forum. Or click this link: https://atarnotes.com/forum/index.php?topic=175526.msg1007580#msg1007580
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: CoolBoy on June 08, 2018, 06:25:53 pm
karawins did u do it last year or doing it tomorrow?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on June 08, 2018, 06:27:09 pm
karawins did u do it last year or doing it tomorrow?
I'm doing it this year but I did the selective school exam last year  :D :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: CoolBoy on June 08, 2018, 06:28:34 pm
karawins what were your scores any superiors?
i didnt do it last year what school was it for
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on June 08, 2018, 06:29:32 pm
Letís see how I do with time management tomorrow! Feel pretty confident with science reasoning and both essays. Main worry is maths so Iím doing more revision. Also clear plastic bags?Ņ
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on June 08, 2018, 06:29:41 pm
i'm taking the test next year (i'm in year 8 right now) but i can feel your stress and its making me stressed so lets all collectively calm down okay?
deep breaths
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: CoolBoy on June 08, 2018, 06:32:42 pm
anyone know how to solve ratio questions ...

like bob finsihed a job in 6 days while mary took 8 days
how long will it take if they work together?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on June 08, 2018, 06:45:58 pm
anyone know how to solve ratio questions ...

like bob finsihed a job in 6 days while mary took 8 days
how long will it take if they work together?
Yeah. Just follow this: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/workprob.htm
Tell me if you need any more help.  :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: trytryagain on June 08, 2018, 07:08:04 pm
are you guys actually going to bring clear plastic bags? can't we just bring normal bags and leave them outside of the examination area?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: G_00123 on June 08, 2018, 07:14:20 pm
So, tomorrow is the test!!  How are you guys feeling? I am a bit nervous.
Also, Can we bring our phone and a bag to the test place? I am not taking in it with me but can I place it outside while I am doing the test? Because I don't know where to put my stuff in if I don't have a bag and a phone will be more convenient to contact my parents. Although, on the information sheet it says no phones and bags in the testing area. Can I assume that I can put my belongings outside of the testing area? I don't know ... Anyway
See you guys tomorrow
Good luck
Don't panic! Let's do well
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: sZera on June 08, 2018, 07:16:29 pm
So, tomorrow is the test!!  How are you guys feeling? I am a bit nervous.
Also, Can we bring our phone and a bag to the test place? I am not taking in it with me but can I place it outside while I am doing the test? Because I don't know where to put my stuff in if I don't have a bag and a phone will be more convenient to contact my parents. Although, on the information sheet it says no phones and bags in the testing area. Can I assume that I can put my belongings outside of the testing area? I don't know ... Anyway
See you guys tomorrow
Good luck
Don't panic! Let's do well
they won't let you, you'll just have to find your parents after the test.

are you guys actually going to bring clear plastic bags? can't we just bring normal bags and leave them outside of the examination area?

the only things you need to bring are items for writing and food, there's no need for normal bags..
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: A person Who Really Wants To Get Into To Selective Schools on June 08, 2018, 07:31:43 pm
OMG the entrance exam is tomorrow holy shit, time flies so fast, sigh. GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF U
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: trytryagain on June 08, 2018, 07:45:58 pm
wait so we can only bring a clear plastic bag with food? can i keep my phone in there or will they check? also, does that mean we can't bring mykis and wallets? sorry for all the questions i'm just panicking a little bit
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: A person Who Really Wants To Get Into To Selective Schools on June 08, 2018, 07:50:24 pm
hello tryhard how confident r u feeling for the JMSS entrance test, out of 10

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: trytryagain on June 08, 2018, 08:00:08 pm
hello tryhard how confident r u feeling for the JMSS entrance test, out of 10

well, i'm never really confident in anything so i'd say a good 6/10. you?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: suskieanna on June 08, 2018, 08:16:23 pm
I've done the JMSS entrance exam in 2016 and attending JMSS. I don't remember much but I think it is important to have a go at as many questions as possible in 30 minutes.
For multiple choice ones, if you cannot answer a question immediately just skip to next question and attept other easier ones first and then do the time consuming ones. At the end, right before the teacher tell you to put your pen down, just guess any random answer for question you couldn't answer. You would get at least one of them right.
 If you've done some practice exams you will be able to do it. The one I remember clearly is that for the science writing, there were two of them and one of them was about writing a scientific report. I think it is worth knowing basic thing about procedure, result, conclusion etc. It is okay if you don't know (I didn't know about them and still got in). The other science writing was just reading an article and kinda summarising it (the article was about coral bleaching).
You don't need to get 100%. Even myself with bad english got in. If someone's worrying about their English or doing EAL, you don't really need to worry about it.
Hope this helps! Good luck everyone for their entrance exam:D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on June 08, 2018, 08:37:39 pm
I've done the JMSS entrance exam in 2016 and attending JMSS. I don't remember much but I think it is important to have a go at as many questions as possible in 30 minutes.
For multiple choice ones, if you cannot answer a question immediately just skip to next question and attept other easier ones first and then do the time consuming ones. At the end, right before the teacher tell you to put your pen down, just guess any random answer for question you couldn't answer. You would get at least one of them right.
 If you've done some practice exams you will be able to do it. The one I remember clearly is that for the science writing, there were two of them and one of them was about writing a scientific report. I think it is worth knowing basic thing about procedure, result, conclusion etc. It is okay if you don't know (I didn't know about them and still got in). The other science writing was just reading an article and kinda summarising it (the article was about coral bleaching).
You don't need to get 100%. Even myself with bad english got in. If someone's worrying about their English or doing EAL, you don't really need to worry about it.
Hope this helps! Good luck everyone for their entrance exam:D
just wondering, what are the interviews like?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on June 08, 2018, 09:09:54 pm
I'm about to wind down for the night... Good luck everyone, I'm sure we'll have a great day tomorrow and we'll ace ittttt
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: S.Lachowski on June 08, 2018, 09:13:17 pm
Im doing it tomorrow and im so nervous  :((
i rlly hope i get in. ive been like studying hard.
BTW do with the science writing things not the prac one but for the other one, do you read a text then use the information to write the thing?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: S.Lachowski on June 08, 2018, 09:18:04 pm
With the science essays how much do think would be a standard length of text would get you into the school.
and is it persuasive writing or just like source analysis/infographic text.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on June 08, 2018, 09:46:09 pm
Tomorrow is the day that we have been preparing for. If you have been procrastrinating all this time that's okay, but if you work hard during the exam that's all that matters. Think smart and swiftly. Check your work and most importantly, be confident throughout the process. If you are stressed trick yourself into thinking, YOU are the most ready candidate. Come on guys, let's do this!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: trytryagain on June 09, 2018, 07:43:56 am
I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO PHOTO ID AND IM FREAKING OUT
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: G_00123 on June 09, 2018, 12:40:16 pm
I just did the test!
I did better than I expected in the math parts but not good in the science parts
There are two science writing piece
The two writing topics this year are:
- one is to write a report about the VOCs
- one is to write a prac report about an experiment
Tip for math :
Be quick. If you don't know the answer skip it or guess it.

Good job to everyone who did the test!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on June 09, 2018, 12:49:21 pm
Exam was pretty good only struggled with numerical reasoning like I expected. I wish I could have edited my essays more though :/
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on June 09, 2018, 12:56:11 pm
The multiple choice questions weren't too bad, but the essays were stressful haha, I won't be surprised if I ended up with an average for them. Because of the time constraint you kind of just had to write and write, without a chance to reread.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on June 09, 2018, 01:07:36 pm
It was much easier than I thought!

There were barely any quadratics q's. Ughhh all that study for nothing.

Anyways, how do you all think u went?

I hope we all make it in. The number of people made me nervous tho.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on June 09, 2018, 01:09:22 pm
No quadratics ikr!!! Just so many worded problems and algebra. And a lot of number patterns for numerical I spent too much time looking at. Also what did you write about VOCs?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: G_00123 on June 09, 2018, 01:18:21 pm
I have no idea what VOCs are. So I just summarise the information they gave us and add my knowledge about climate change and o zone layer
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on June 09, 2018, 01:32:51 pm
I think the row next to me was surnames starting with ĎNí and I think there were about 8 Nguyenís trying out.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on June 09, 2018, 01:42:43 pm
I think the row next to me was surnames starting with ĎNí and I think there were about 8 Nguyenís trying out.

Lololol

I have no idea what VOCs are. So I just summarise the information they gave us and add my knowledge about climate change and o zone layer

Same, the VOC writing one is the one I'm most unconfident about. I also had to stop halfway through my concluding sentence.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Specialx69 on June 09, 2018, 01:47:16 pm
I JUST DID THE TEST
Hardest to easiest:
Science reasoning
Science prac
Science essay
Maths
Numerical
There were no questions in the science reasoning that i studied for.. all my science knowledge didnít help..
For the prac, I ran out of time and couldnít write how the experiment could be improved..
Maths was easy tbh way easier than selective entry. All we needed was a strong knowledge in year 9 concept.
HOW DID U GUYS GO??
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on June 09, 2018, 02:05:09 pm
I JUST DID THE TEST
Hardest to easiest:
Science reasoning
Science prac
Science essay
Maths
Numerical
There were no questions in the science reasoning that i studied for.. all my science knowledge didnít help..
For the prac, I ran out of time and couldnít write how the experiment could be improved..
Maths was easy tbh way easier than selective entry. All we needed was a strong knowledge in year 9 concept.
HOW DID U GUYS GO??


Omg I AGREEEEE
I'm so scared you guys 😩😩😩😩 I really want to get in but now all I can think about is how I could have done better in the essays
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on June 09, 2018, 03:43:06 pm
I JUST DID THE TEST
Hardest to easiest:
Science reasoning
Science prac
Science essay
Maths
Numerical
There were no questions in the science reasoning that i studied for.. all my science knowledge didnít help..
For the prac, I ran out of time and couldnít write how the experiment could be improved..
Maths was easy tbh way easier than selective entry. All we needed was a strong knowledge in year 9 concept.
HOW DID U GUYS GO??
I found numerical and maths so ezz..
Science I knew some of them (~70%)
Both of the writings I finished (but felt like I did bad on the 2nd one)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on June 09, 2018, 04:13:01 pm
Most of my friends found the science reasoning harder than numerical but I found numerical harder than science :0

Also, when would you be notified if you got an interview?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on June 09, 2018, 04:34:11 pm
I think the row next to me was surnames starting with ĎNí and I think there were about 8 Nguyenís trying out.
YESSS ikr I saw that too and I'm like wth is there some kind of mistake
Most of my friends found the science reasoning harder than numerical but I found numerical harder than science :0

Also, when would you be notified if you got an interview?

I think late July/ early August
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on June 09, 2018, 04:41:43 pm
difficulty level for me (easiest to hardest) :
Scientific Reasoning
Mathematics
Numerical Reasoning
Science Prac Thing
Science Essay

I personally think I could've correctly answered all the multiple choice questions, but because of time I had to guess a lot. Like A LOT
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on June 09, 2018, 04:57:39 pm
YESSS ikr I saw that too and I'm like wth is there some kind of mistake
I think late July/ early August

Why the Hate and dislikes on her message?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on June 09, 2018, 04:59:40 pm
Why the Hate and dislikes on her message?

Yeah I don't understand that either. Why was their comment downvoted?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on June 09, 2018, 05:05:07 pm
the downvotes were probably the 8 nguyens  ;)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Fish21 on June 09, 2018, 05:47:11 pm
I did so well than expected. Thanks for all the help for the people have assisted me. Hope I see you all on orientation day.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: thatonecoolhuman on June 09, 2018, 06:05:17 pm
i was actually so nervous for this test since i really wanted to get in- but woah, it wasnít that bad. i expected it to be as hard as the yr 8 selective school exam. i legit didnít even get to finish the mathematics part of it but this time i actually got to check over all my tessttts, itís either i got hella smart ;)))) oR it became easier.

thanks yíall, i only made this account to say this and wanted to thank you all for helping me out with this discussion of yours (i was a ghost reader ;))))
hope we all become jmss kids yknow fam
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: TheSapaInca on June 09, 2018, 08:19:37 pm
Wow! Well done everyone who sat the exam, I hope those who studied onerously advance to the interviews. And for those who "wing" it, best of luck, you still have a chance.
Though I did not sit the exam, may I ask what type of topics were on the JMSS Mathematics part?
Thanks
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: S.Lachowski on June 09, 2018, 08:29:47 pm
difficulty level for me (easiest to hardest) :
Scientific Reasoning
Mathematics
Numerical Reasoning
Science Prac Thing
Science Essay

I personally think I could've correctly answered all the multiple choice questions, but because of time I had to guess a lot. Like A LOT


OMG same for me i had no time. but the essays were pretty easy
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Brazucareal on June 09, 2018, 09:00:34 pm
Good job on everyone who did the test
A quick tip to other people doing the same test is that the science was no way like what you expect. It was mostly mathematical concepts applied in science and you needed only basic knowledge. I guess the front practice questions were like the questions i expected.
The maths and numeric reasoning was so easy that the 2008 practice papers had almost the same questions but with same answer. I aced Maths, science, numerical reasoning and even the first prac report. I had my doubts about the last science communication which was about VOC and NOx but i managed to cook up content.
 :D :D :D
A tip to other students is to complete the known problems first and do the harder ones later. I did this and surprisingly finished the test and had time to review over.
Apparently the interview is the hardest part and could I get tips from any of you on how to prepare and do it?

(p.s. I have followed this thread since January and I am now only adding to this thread)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on June 09, 2018, 10:09:25 pm
Wow! Well done everyone who sat the exam, I hope those who studied onerously advance to the interviews. And for those who "wing" it, best of luck, you still have a chance.
Though I did not sit the exam, may I ask what type of topics were on the JMSS Mathematics part?
Thanks

The mathematics test didn't require a lot of knowledge of math topics. There was not a lot of quadratics involved (a bit of graphing and factorising), and that's basically the extent of it. There were a few questions about right angled trigonometry, a lot of basic algebraic manipulation (including factorising, expanding, and index laws). Quite a bit of linear, nothing on functions, a few geometry problems (e.g. finding the perimeter or angle), a bit of similar/ratios, and of course circle formulas. Some easy ones include finding the smallest or largest number of a list, or a calculation disguised as a worded problem. The things you got to have down is quick calculations and manipulation of algebraic equations. Maths test is speed speed speed.

Good job on everyone who did the test
A quick tip to other people doing the same test is that the science was no way like what you expect. It was mostly mathematical concepts applied in science and you needed only basic knowledge. I guess the front practice questions were like the questions i expected.
The maths and numeric reasoning was so easy that the 2008 practice papers had almost the same questions but with same answer. I aced Maths, science, numerical reasoning and even the first prac report. I had my doubts about the last science communication which was about VOC and NOx but i managed to cook up content.
 :D :D :D
A tip to other students is to complete the known problems first and do the harder ones later. I did this and surprisingly finished the test and had time to review over.
Apparently the interview is the hardest part and could I get tips from any of you on how to prepare and do it?

(p.s. I have followed this thread since January and I am now only adding to this thread)

I also feel the interview is the hardest part, because the exam portion is simple, you either get above a certain cut off or don't, while it's vague what factors seperate those who pass the interview and those who don't.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on June 09, 2018, 10:57:47 pm
for the interview you wanna be social, enthusiastic about going to JMSS, make friends on group projects etc. I've found in interviews try to imagine what the interviewer wants to see in a JMSS student and try to act that way (i know thats pretty much lying in its essence but you gotta do what you gotta do)

I've heard this from past students by the way
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: CoolBoy on June 10, 2018, 10:53:01 am
Hello People For Next Year: this is how the exams were structured

Science Reasoning (30 qs. 30mins)
Numerical Reasoning (50 qs. 30mins)
Scientific Prac. (5mins reading 25mins writing)
Mathematics (60qs. 30mins)
Science Essay (same as prac time)

Sorry, but I realised that if I tell you what was on the exam it just ruins it for other people that don't visit this website... Also JMSS are looking for people who already know the stuff in prior not for people who got their information from other people who've done the test...
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on June 10, 2018, 10:58:44 am
Hello People For Next Year: this is how the exams were structured

Science Reasoning (30 qs. 30mins)
Numerical Reasoning (50 qs. 30mins)
Scientific Prac. (5mins reading 25mins writing)
Mathematics (60qs. 30mins)
Science Essay (same as prac time)

Sorry, but I realised that if I tell you what was on the exam it just ruins it for other people that don't visit this website... Also JMSS are looking for people who already know the stuff in prior not for people who got their information from other people who've done the test...

CAN SOMONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT WILL BE ON THE TESTS ALL OF THEM PLEASE
^^^ :P
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: CoolBoy on June 10, 2018, 11:00:54 am
Lol I know I said that, that's why I made that comment just then.. because it is kind of like cheating.

Just yesterday, I finished the test and I looked around me..  people were struggling I felt bad for them.. I kind of dont like the concept of "competitions", but its life

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on June 10, 2018, 11:06:02 am
Wow! Well done everyone who sat the exam, I hope those who studied onerously advance to the interviews. And for those who "wing" it, best of luck, you still have a chance.
Though I did not sit the exam, may I ask what type of topics were on the JMSS Mathematics part?
Thanks
I remember there were:
]trig
some surds
algebra (simplify)
parabola
linear equations
quadratics?
bearings
(just know your year 9 maths and know some year 10 maths as well)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: CoolBoy on June 10, 2018, 11:15:04 am
Fine Ill Just Help Everyone ...  :P But only for Numerical and Mathematics (cause that's all I can remember)

Numerical Reasoning:
- Number Patterns - i.e. there is a square in which there is a pattern, also there is a question mark in it which you have to figure out (relatively easy)
- Problem Solving questions - i.e. it says "x" buys 100 buns for $100 of someone and "x" can also buy buns for $1.6 per bun.. How much profit can "x" make
- Know your multiplication/division/addition/subtraction and also be quick at it.
- Can't Remember more :\

Mathematics:
-Quadratics (Graphs, Factorising, Expanding)
- Know BODMAS
- Basic Algebra
- Again Multiplication etc.
- Linear
- Compass / True Bearings
- Surds
- Can't Remember More :\
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Brazucareal on June 10, 2018, 11:33:31 am
Fine Ill Just Help Everyone ...  :P But only for Numerical and Mathematics (cause that's all I can remember)

Numerical Reasoning:
- Number Patterns - i.e. there is a square in which there is a pattern, also there is a question mark in it which you have to figure out (relatively easy)
- Problem Solving questions - i.e. it says "x" buys 100 buns for $100 of someone and "x" can also buy buns for $1.6 per bun.. How much profit can "x" make
- Know your multiplication/division/addition/subtraction and also be quick at it.
- Can't Remember more :\

Mathematics:
-Quadratics (Graphs, Factorising, Expanding)
- Know BODMAS
- Basic Algebra
- Again Multiplication etc.
- Linear
- Compass / True Bearings
- Surds
- Can't Remember More :\
You've also got to know index laws and basic year year 9 maths.
The Science was also not like normal science test and was basically theory and didn't have that much year 10 stuff. You've also have to be quick at interpreting graphs as they are very important to the science test. There is absolutely no necessity to do year 10 and it is just year 9 basics.  ;D ;D

I guess we also have to change this discussion to an JMSS Interview discussion since the test is over.   ;) ;)

Mod edit: merged double post
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on June 10, 2018, 12:31:51 pm
Hello People For Next Year: this is how the exams were structured

Science Reasoning (30 qs. 30mins)
Numerical Reasoning (50 qs. 30mins)
Scientific Prac. (5mins reading 25mins writing)
Mathematics (60qs. 30mins)
Science Essay (same as prac time)

Sorry, but I realised that if I tell you what was on the exam it just ruins it for other people that don't visit this website... Also JMSS are looking for people who already know the stuff in prior not for people who got their information from other people who've done the test...

I feel like what we can convey to others is pretty obvious, unless someone is giving out actual formats of questions that people wouldn't usually think of. For example in science reasoning, we can pretty much just say: revise your knowledge of year 9 concepts and look at similar papers such as icas. And that's pretty broad. Most people that don't reach out to this site would try practice papers anyway, and that gives the same information. But maybe that's just how I feel...

(Feel free to change my mind on this btw)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on June 10, 2018, 02:57:35 pm
Did anyone guess at the end when time ran out
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on June 10, 2018, 02:57:51 pm
Did anyone guess at the end when time ran out
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on June 10, 2018, 03:51:31 pm
Did anyone guess at the end when time ran out

Yeah, I had to do a few of those but no many, I did all b's. What about u?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on June 10, 2018, 05:42:31 pm
Yeah same pretty much.

Did you do good on both writing pieces.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: TheSapaInca on June 10, 2018, 06:27:18 pm
The mathematics test didn't require a lot of knowledge of math topics. There was not a lot of quadratics involved (a bit of graphing and factorising), and that's basically the extent of it. There were a few questions about right angled trigonometry, a lot of basic algebraic manipulation (including factorising, expanding, and index laws). Quite a bit of linear, nothing on functions, a few geometry problems (e.g. finding the perimeter or angle), a bit of similar/ratios, and of course circle formulas. Some easy ones include finding the smallest or largest number of a list, or a calculation disguised as a worded problem. The things you got to have down is quick calculations and manipulation of algebraic equations. Maths test is speed speed speed.

Ok thanks :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: TheSapaInca on June 10, 2018, 06:29:40 pm
I remember there were:
]trig
some surds
algebra (simplify)
parabola
linear equations
quadratics?
bearings
(just know your year 9 maths and know some year 10 maths as well)
Thanks :D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Specialx69 on June 10, 2018, 07:06:27 pm
Did anyone guess at the end when time ran out
In my case I skipped a few questions along the way that were too time consuming, but I had time to go over them after I completed all the questions.
But for science reasoning, I didnít have time to go over my answers  :'( I spent too much time reading the diagrams that I didnít even understand..
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on June 10, 2018, 11:18:45 pm
Please send link

I need to ask some questions about the exam I just took
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Brazucareal on June 11, 2018, 10:47:27 am
Did anyone guess at the end when time ran out
I actually didn't guess in the maths and numeric reasoning(very easy test!) as I finished it very quickly and had time to attempt all the question. To be honest, I finished the science just on time but I barely had time to go over  :-[ . The writing I did well since I used the scientific method and I tabulated my results in a graph and table. I also wrote the aim, hypothesis, apparatus, etc. <--- You were meant to write these although the test didn't tell you had to.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on June 11, 2018, 10:51:11 am
Please send link

I need to ask some questions about the exam I just took

What do you mean by link?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on June 11, 2018, 12:10:04 pm
:-[ . The writing I did well since I used the scientific method and I tabulated my results in a graph and table. I also wrote the aim, hypothesis, apparatus, etc. <--- You were meant to write these although the test didn't tell you had to.
You weren't meant to write it like a prac report. It was a discussion essay about the prac. If we were meant to write a prac report then that would have been very useless, considering we didn't actually make the experiment, they already did it for us on the A4 sheet.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Brazucareal on June 11, 2018, 12:47:23 pm
You weren't meant to write it like a prac report. It was a discussion essay about the prac. If we were meant to write a prac report then that would have been very useless, considering we didn't actually make the experiment, they already did it for us on the A4 sheet.
I wrote down the prac report plus a discussion essay but now im scared I flopped the essay.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on June 11, 2018, 01:09:26 pm
No, we had to write a whole Prac report on that paper including the table and the results. They are going to mark how we structure our Prac essay. Doing Just the discussion questions was a bad idea.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on June 11, 2018, 01:31:59 pm
I used scientific method, I did my aim, hypothesis and apparatus but I left my method to do last because all I had to do was just copy it off and  I wanted more time to do the results, discussion and conclusion so I left some space , but at the end I ran out of time and couldn't complete the method  :-[ 
So it sorta looked like this-

Aim-----
Hypothesis----
Apparatus----



My method was supposed to be here, so on the papaer it's just like a blank space


Results----
Discussion---
Conclusion----
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: suhdb on June 11, 2018, 02:13:01 pm
You weren't meant to write it like a prac report. It was a discussion essay about the prac. If we were meant to write a prac report then that would have been very useless, considering we didn't actually make the experiment, they already did it for us on the A4 sheet.

i think you were supposed to do a prac because they asked us:
what we were doing
the variable
include a completed table
and then the discussion

well thats what i did 🤔
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on June 11, 2018, 02:28:30 pm
Whoa whoa! Wwootttt?? Write the whole prac?? Ok, some of you are saying that you were meant to write the whole prac while some others say that you were meant to write the discussion prac. Got a few questions for you guys to answer.

1. Were you asked to answer several questions?
2. Was the hypothesis, aim and results provided?
3. Weren't you supposed to identify the variables (IV, DV and control variable) and write them on the discussion part only?

I sat the exam last year, so I feel that they would be the same, but I could be wrong.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Fish21 on June 11, 2018, 02:46:12 pm
I did the brainworks prep and bought strive for excellent practise tests. Honesty, most of the work given is far more difficult than what you will receive on the day. Going to a tutor is necessary unless you far behind. Self-study in conjunction with a tutor is a good method of preparation for people next year.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Fish21 on June 11, 2018, 02:51:00 pm
For the prac report, I did it in this order.
Aim
Hypothesis
Materials
Diagram
Method (past tense)
Discussion
Conclusion

Would I get extra marks from the aim, hypothesis and diagram because it doesn't instruct us?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on June 11, 2018, 04:09:24 pm
I did the brainworks prep and bought strive for excellent practise tests. Honesty, most of the work given is far more difficult than what you will receive on the day. Going to a tutor is necessary unless you far behind. Self-study in conjunction with a tutor is a good method of preparation for people next year.

You mean unnecessary, not necessary? That sounds pretty contradicting. :\

For the prac report, I did it in this order.
Aim
Hypothesis
Materials
Diagram
Method (past tense)
Discussion
Conclusion

Would I get extra marks from the aim, hypothesis and diagram because it doesn't instruct us?

When I did it last year, I only had to answer the questions with details just for the discussion part. I think it's good to draw diagram, though I'm not sure why it's essential to do it (heard that some people did it, so idk)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on June 11, 2018, 05:46:04 pm
Just wanted to put it out there that I wrote an entire Prac report. I did this because the info sheet asked for us to fill in the table, which is not part of the discussion. Hence, alluding to the fact that an entire report had to be written. Tho I dunno if it was the right thing to do.
My Structure: (Prob not right LOL and my actual essay may have been slightly different)

1)Aim
2)Hypothesis
3)Listing Variables
4)Method - not inclusive of apparatus (I totally forgot to include that LOL)
5)Table/Results
6) Discussion - Bulk of the essay/report
7) Conclusion (Super short)

I think that was it.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Dinura on June 11, 2018, 06:37:56 pm
Hey guys Im currently in year 12 at jmss so i know what you all are going through , I know the jmss exam was last saturday so hope everyone did well in it . If you have any questions regarding the interview stage or just jmss in general pm me but other than that all the best and hope yall get in .
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on June 11, 2018, 07:29:50 pm
I actually didn't guess in the maths and numeric reasoning(very easy test!) as I finished it very quickly and had time to attempt all the question. To be honest, I finished the science just on time but I barely had time to go over  :-[ . The writing I did well since I used the scientific method and I tabulated my results in a graph and table. I also wrote the aim, hypothesis, apparatus, etc. <--- You were meant to write these although the test didn't tell you had to.
Ikr maths and numerical reasoning was much easier than I expected, to be honest felt they were too simple ;/  :o
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ladan.shafane on June 12, 2018, 08:40:40 am
I did the whole prac report but i feel like my structure was really messy and wasn't set out well enough. Did anyone else find the scientific reasoning exam to be pretty difficult? And did anyone finish all the questions for the maths exam?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ladan.shafane on June 12, 2018, 08:45:25 am
Also does anyone know when we'll be notified if we got into the interviews and when we're going to get our results?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Brazucareal on June 12, 2018, 10:12:24 am
I did the whole prac report but i feel like my structure was really messy and wasn't set out well enough. Did anyone else find the scientific reasoning exam to be pretty difficult? And did anyone finish all the questions for the maths exam?
I actually found the maths and numeric very easy compared to what I learnt. You also need speed and you had to be bold to skip the hardest questions/time consuming.  8) The science reasoning (due to intense graphs and table processing) was actually harder than I expected but I finished it on time, so thats a bonus :P. I had my doubts on the second writing piece as I had no idea what VOC and NOx were but when i researched it on-line, i could have included CFC (I knew alot about CFC) :-\.
I'm still doubtful about the first writing as i did do the whole prac report + discussion. I wonder what other people did and what was the actual aim of the written expression. I'm looking foward to what people say in this discussion
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: alpphabetboi on June 12, 2018, 12:25:51 pm
Also does anyone know when we'll be notified if we got into the interviews and when we're going to get our results?

hmm i was stalking a JMSS discussion from last year and they seemed to have gotten it around late July so i guess itíll be while till we get an interview confirmation sjksjskshs i seriously hope we all go through :í^) and the results may come around late August, early September but like it differs from how their schedule is going.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on June 12, 2018, 12:26:48 pm
I did what they instructed us to do but they never mentioned writing a whole prac report. I just displayed the results (finished table) and discussed the questions. I can't tell if that's wrong or right and we'll never know. :-\ 
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Joseph41 on June 12, 2018, 01:31:49 pm
Hey everybody,

Hope you all did well. :) Loving the discussion here.

If you're interested, would anybody be keen to start up a "Class of 2021" thread? It's an ATAR Notes tradition to have a thread for each class/year (so like, Class of 2018, Class of 2019 etc.), and I don't think we have a Class of 2021 thread yet!

That thread is basically yours to chat in about whatever you want. Selective school stuff (like this!), subject selection, how you're finding your current classes, whatever you like. And it definitely doesn't need to all be academic. :)

Anybody keen?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on June 12, 2018, 06:06:39 pm
Hey everybody,

Hope you all did well. :) Loving the discussion here.

If you're interested, would anybody be keen to start up a "Class of 2021" thread? It's an ATAR Notes tradition to have a thread for each class/year (so like, Class of 2018, Class of 2019 etc.), and I don't think we have a Class of 2021 thread yet!

That thread is basically yours to chat in about whatever you want. Selective school stuff (like this!), subject selection, how you're finding your current classes, whatever you like. And it definitely doesn't need to all be academic. :)

Anybody keen?

Well... I was keen and I took the liberty and created a class of 2021 thread for us!  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Here's the link: https://atarnotes.com/forum/index.php?topic=179186.0


ps. @Joseph41 If you would like to make it Class of 2021 instead of "JMSS class of 2021" then please do (I don't know how to change the thread name). ;D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: PhoenixxFire on June 12, 2018, 06:40:45 pm
(I don't know how to change the thread name)
At the top of your post there will be a button that says 'modify' if you click that it will take you to a screen like when you first made the thread and you can change it on there :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on June 12, 2018, 09:12:39 pm
Don't be stupid during the interview, seriously.
What do you mean?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on June 13, 2018, 11:42:19 am
Thanks for the clarification. Also i have a few questions. If you can answer that'd be great.
1. How many people were in your interview?
2. How many people from your interview got an offer to enrol at the school?
3. Where was the interview?  At the school?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on June 13, 2018, 01:04:04 pm
Hey everybody,

Hope you all did well. :) Loving the discussion here.

If you're interested, would anybody be keen to start up a "Class of 2021" thread? It's an ATAR Notes tradition to have a thread for each class/year (so like, Class of 2018, Class of 2019 etc.), and I don't think we have a Class of 2021 thread yet!

That thread is basically yours to chat in about whatever you want. Selective school stuff (like this!), subject selection, how you're finding your current classes, whatever you like. And it definitely doesn't need to all be academic. :)

Anybody keen?

Yessss omg I'll make it
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Joseph41 on June 13, 2018, 01:05:24 pm
Yessss omg I'll make it

It's already been made! ;D

Really excited about it, though - should get some good discussion going.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on June 13, 2018, 01:11:22 pm
It's already been made! ;D

Really excited about it, though - should get some good discussion going.

oops lol I just saw that  ;D
yessssss
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: undefined on June 13, 2018, 03:54:13 pm
Thanks for the clarification. Also i have a few questions. If you can answer that'd be great.
1. How many people were in your interview?
2. How many people from your interview got an offer to enrol at the school?
3. Where was the interview?  At the school?

1. 4
2. 3
3. at the school
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on June 13, 2018, 04:38:43 pm
I don't think there's the class of 2020 thread, so I've created it, and there you go!! https://atarnotes.com/forum/index.php?topic=179205.0 (Inspired by Joseph41's suggestion)

EDIT: Here's the new link (It's been put into one thread. Didn't realise that there was another Class of 2020 thread)
https://atarnotes.com/forum/index.php?topic=177115.30
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: I\'dRatherBeWatchingMiraculous on June 26, 2018, 09:28:07 pm
Do you guys know how much longer until we find out about the interviews? It's stressing me out. :-[
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on June 26, 2018, 09:44:21 pm
Do you guys know how much longer until we find out about the interviews? It's stressing me out. :-[
Pretty sure that we get them mid-july.

FYI this is based on last years' results.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Heeeheyya on July 22, 2018, 03:13:25 am
Heyy does anyone know when did the year 11 interviews come out?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Kiririn on July 22, 2018, 09:23:30 am
Has anyone gotten the email for the year 10 interview yet?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Ascend on July 22, 2018, 02:32:23 pm
Heyy does anyone know when did the year 11 interviews come out?

Hey man, if your talking about applying for yr 11 in 2019, then interviews have already finished, they occurred last Thursday / Friday. If you didn't get a mail it's probably cause you didn't pass the exam.

Bad luck dude. :-\
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: begirodos18 on July 23, 2018, 07:51:39 am
Has anyone gotten the email for the year 10 interview yet?
Hey don't worry the interview offers haven't came out yet. However expect an email later this week or next week. Last year my email came on the 31st of July. I have already spoken with other year 9s and they too haven't received an interview as well.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on July 23, 2018, 06:44:50 pm
Finally! This thread is being used again.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on July 23, 2018, 07:14:43 pm
Finally! This thread is being used again.

Lol, same.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Kiririn on July 23, 2018, 07:26:38 pm

[/quote]
Hey don't worry the interview offers haven't came out yet. However expect an email later this week or next week. Last year my email came on the 31st of July. I have already spoken with other year 9s and they too haven't received an interview as well.

Tysm, I was so scared that I was the only one who didnít get an email, but thankfully you cleared things up.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on July 23, 2018, 07:27:02 pm
How did Year 11 interviews go Mi Xao?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Manish10 on July 24, 2018, 05:42:19 pm
Hi guys,

I am yr9 currently waiting for an interview email, does anyone know when it will come?
( I am so impatient and so nervous) 
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on July 24, 2018, 07:34:05 pm
Hi guys,

I am yr9 currently waiting for an interview email, does anyone know when it will come?
( I am so impatient and so nervous)
Sometime this week or next week I am not sure. Also guys I donít think you receive anything if you didnít pass the test
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on July 24, 2018, 07:35:32 pm
Also Iím also nervous because tomorrow I find out if I got accepted into VCE 1 and 2 subjects for Year 10 of my current school if I donít make JMSS...
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: LLENN on July 24, 2018, 09:25:16 pm
Guys! I'm so anxious for the results. Idk if the email has been sent out, I haven't gotten the email yet.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Manish10 on July 25, 2018, 05:08:29 pm
JMSS should have given a specific date as to when the emails go out like mghs and all the other selective schools
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: LLENN on July 25, 2018, 07:38:45 pm
Judging by the previous year's patterns it should come out some time around 30th July, Monday
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Manish10 on July 25, 2018, 08:38:04 pm
Judging by the previous year's patterns it should come out some time around 30th July, Monday

Yeah I am guessing that as well, but waiting for it just makes me anxious.
So many girls tried out from my school I don't even know if I i will receive an interview.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Dinura on July 25, 2018, 09:04:17 pm
Hey Guys
All the best for these up coming days . If anyone needs help with anything or have some questions about the interview process don't hesitate to private message me
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on July 27, 2018, 05:29:03 pm
Break your leg guys, and best of luck!!!!

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SelectEntryTryHard on July 28, 2018, 09:39:20 pm
Hi has anyone received offers?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on July 28, 2018, 09:46:52 pm
Hi has anyone received offers?

The majority census is that no one has recieved offers yet. The current estimate is this Monday, but don't worry, you'll know when the interview offers have come out by how active this forum becomes.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on July 28, 2018, 10:16:48 pm
This was a troll. You should be getting yours on Monday. Don't stress out guys. (Pls don't blame both turtlesforeveryone and SelectEntryTryHard, it wasn't their fault, and I witnessed it).
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Ascend on July 29, 2018, 09:48:37 am
Mi-Xao you applied for yr 11 in 2019 right? Any idea when we'll be notified if we made it or not?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on July 29, 2018, 04:31:29 pm
Mi-Xao you applied for yr 11 in 2019 right? Any idea when we'll be notified if we made it or not?
Nope, nothing. I know. None of the Yr 10's who applied that I know of have gotten their results yet. Including Mi-Xao
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Ascend on July 29, 2018, 05:02:18 pm
Nope, nothing. I know. None of the Yr 10's who applied that I know of have gotten their results yet. Including Mi-Xao

Ah okay,  was getting a bit anxious thanks.  :D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on July 29, 2018, 06:40:58 pm
Ah okay,  was getting a bit anxious thanks.  :D

NP :D
We all are. Btw from all the info that I know, we should get our results tomoz. Like 99% sure.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: alpphabetboi on July 30, 2018, 12:34:20 am
i'm so nervous... i hope we all get into the interview portion, that would be awesome.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: I\'dRatherBeWatchingMiraculous on July 30, 2018, 10:56:22 am
AAAHHHHHH WHEN?????
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Kiririn on July 30, 2018, 11:34:43 am
omg i got it!!!!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Manish10 on July 30, 2018, 11:38:10 am
omg i got it!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!
i still haven't gotten my email
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Manish10 on July 30, 2018, 11:40:11 am
Does anyone know in which order the emails get sent out ?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Kiririn on July 30, 2018, 11:57:18 am
Does anyone know in which order the emails get sent out ?

I think it goes out by your school names alphabetically.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Manish10 on July 30, 2018, 11:59:21 am
I think it goes out by your school names alphabetically.

what letter does ur school start with mine starts with K
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Kiririn on July 30, 2018, 12:05:42 pm
what letter does ur school start with mine starts with K

mine starts with d
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Manish10 on July 30, 2018, 12:07:13 pm
mine starts with d

I am so anxious, literally refreshing my dads email soo many times
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mounjuni on July 30, 2018, 01:11:44 pm
what letter are they up to
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on July 30, 2018, 01:21:01 pm
I've got my email  :D congrats to those who've recieved it, and good luck for those who are still waiting on theirs.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: I\'dRatherBeWatchingMiraculous on July 30, 2018, 01:26:12 pm
what letter are they up to
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ladan.shafane on July 30, 2018, 01:33:53 pm
If you don't get into the interview, do you just not get any email?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Specialx69 on July 30, 2018, 01:42:44 pm
Hey guys do you still get an email even if you donít make it? My mum just messaged me saying she got an email but she doesnít want to open it...
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ladan.shafane on July 30, 2018, 01:44:13 pm
I'm pretty sure that you only get an email if you got in
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Manish10 on July 30, 2018, 01:52:43 pm
I'm pretty sure that you only get an email if you got in

No everyone gets an email
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Specialx69 on July 30, 2018, 01:53:47 pm
No everyone gets an email
But they are notified later right? Iím so nervous rn lmao
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Manish10 on July 30, 2018, 01:55:57 pm
But they are notified later right? Iím so nervous rn lmao

Yeah everyone gets an email saying wheater or not u got an interview or not. I haven't gotten mine yet, same i am very nervouse
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Fish21 on July 30, 2018, 02:09:46 pm
i :) in class reading the notes, cant wait to get home to check my parent's email! ;)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Lognic04 on July 30, 2018, 02:21:41 pm
At this point i'm pretty sure i havent gotten in - still no email  :(
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Manish10 on July 30, 2018, 03:04:53 pm
At this point i'm pretty sure i havent gotten in - still no email  :(

SAME we shall wait till 5
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Lognic04 on July 30, 2018, 03:12:21 pm
SAME we shall wait till 5
Yeah good idea.
Let's just hope we are selected for second rounds!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: tsugumi on July 30, 2018, 03:21:28 pm
Does anyone know what letter (assuming they go alphabetically) they're up to? I still haven't gotten mine and my school starts with S.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: jason13579 on July 30, 2018, 03:27:24 pm
Is there anything I should bring to my interview? any advice ? :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on July 30, 2018, 03:33:39 pm
Yeah everyone gets an email saying wheater or not u got an interview or not. I haven't gotten mine yet, same i am very nervouse

Not everyone receives an email regarding whether they have an interview or not. I had a friend, who didn't get into an interview, didn't get an email about it.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: WhatisaMeMe on July 30, 2018, 03:38:23 pm
Yeah i havent gotten mine yet
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Ascend on July 30, 2018, 04:00:31 pm
Let me get this straight, the yr 10's have their emails sent now for the interview dates,
and we (year 11) are suppose to be told if we got into the school by the end of this month.

What a hectic process  :-\
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: sZera on July 30, 2018, 04:08:50 pm
Hey guys, just giving a heads up that interviews are out
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: I\'dRatherBeWatchingMiraculous on July 30, 2018, 04:21:15 pm
They must be doing it in waves because there are about 600 or 400 people getting an interview right?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Manish10 on July 30, 2018, 04:27:11 pm
I still haven't gotten my email, I feel like i didn't get through
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: suhdb on July 30, 2018, 04:34:55 pm
Does anyone know what letter (assuming they go alphabetically) they're up to? I still haven't gotten mine and my school starts with S.
i got my email and my school starts with a W , so im not sure if they are going alphabetically by school. although, someone else from my school got their email too , so maybe.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Manish10 on July 30, 2018, 04:35:50 pm
i feel like they r going by surnames
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on July 30, 2018, 04:38:12 pm
Sorry guys if you haven't already got an email then you have missed the first round. BTW if you didn't get an interview you won't receive an email as you might still get a second round or third round interview later. At least that was what it was like when I was there ( I finished yr 12 last year ). My bro got an interview so the family tradition continues.

Good luck with those who got an interview and if you missed out there is always second round.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: WhatisaMeMe on July 30, 2018, 04:41:18 pm
If i am in 2nd round then does that mean i get the email later or does that mean i try again next year.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: LolYi on July 30, 2018, 04:43:49 pm
If i am in 2nd round then does that mean i get the email later or does that mean i try again next year.
I'm currently a student at jmss , and I believe there isn't a second round for offers of interview? don't take my words for it.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Manish10 on July 30, 2018, 04:44:38 pm
Hey does anyone have surnames with P or after P
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on July 30, 2018, 04:46:54 pm
If i am in 2nd round then does that mean i get the email later or does that mean i try again next year.

Once all students who got first round offers, had their interviews and accepts or rejects their place, there might still be open spots and then they will do second round email/interview later this year, then if still open spots then third round until all the spots are filled ( for this year ) so yeah you might need to wait a while.

Once all the spots are filled then all the people who missed out will get an email to say you missed out, but that won't happen for a while as the process to fill all the spots might take a while, so until you get that email, there is still a chance, although smaller with each subsequent round.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: alpphabetboi on July 30, 2018, 05:45:37 pm
omg praise the lords- i got in
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: S.Lachowski on July 30, 2018, 05:46:50 pm
I got my interview email at 12:30 pm today. My school starts with the letter W and my last name starts with L.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: S.Lachowski on July 30, 2018, 05:47:46 pm
omg praise the lords- i got in
Did u get interview or did u just get in?? Mine says i have an interview.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Manish10 on July 30, 2018, 05:48:24 pm
i didn't get any email, so i believe i didn't get in  :'( :'(
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: S.Lachowski on July 30, 2018, 05:50:30 pm
You might have but wait till maybe second round interviews. Good Luck!!
Idk if i got in bc it only says my interview details. it didnt specifically say i got in
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on July 30, 2018, 05:51:20 pm
Did u get interview or did u just get in?? Mine says i have an interview.

Has to be interview. No one gets accepted into the cohort at this stage.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Manish10 on July 30, 2018, 05:52:19 pm
what are second round interviews?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on July 30, 2018, 05:53:45 pm
what are second round interviews?

There's no second round interview. There's only one round unfortunately. However, there is the second round of the outcome though.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: alpphabetboi on July 30, 2018, 05:54:46 pm
lmao i got my invitation at 11am but wasn't told until an hour ago.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: alpphabetboi on July 30, 2018, 05:55:34 pm
lmao i got my invitation at 11am but wasn't told until an hour ago.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Manish10 on July 30, 2018, 05:58:23 pm
There's no second round interview. There's only one round unfortunately. However, there is the second round of the outcome though.

Thats what i thought and i believe they don't send emails after 5:30
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: PInksecret on July 30, 2018, 06:01:00 pm
Hi Everybody,
I congratulate all people who have gotten an interview for year 10 :)! I also got an interview for year 10 and I'm super happy about it  :D!

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on July 30, 2018, 06:42:03 pm
ZOMGGG
Got an email saying I got an interview  ;D ;D ;D :o

EDIT:
How many people get an interview?
I'm pretty sure like half the amount of people that tried (~500)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Manish10 on July 30, 2018, 06:45:00 pm
Hi everyone,

I just want to congratulate everyone who got to interviews and all the best !!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Specialx69 on July 30, 2018, 06:55:11 pm
Congratulations to all of you guys! Fortunately, I have also received an email regarding an interview. My interview is scheduled on 10th at 8:40am. How did you guys go?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: jason13579 on July 30, 2018, 07:20:49 pm
I have a bad report card, will that imapct on the odds of me getting in?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: G_00123 on July 30, 2018, 07:28:22 pm
My interview is on the 9th.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Ascend on July 30, 2018, 07:44:16 pm
I have a bad report card, will that imapct on the odds of me getting in?

Yes, It will impact your chances.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: WhatisaMeMe on July 30, 2018, 07:47:05 pm
Thanks southerndimsim for your reply, helped me alot.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on July 30, 2018, 07:50:22 pm
Mine is on the 14th  ;D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on July 30, 2018, 07:52:18 pm
Is anyone's interview on the 8th of August?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on July 30, 2018, 07:55:24 pm
are you guys giving both of your reports (2017 sem2+2018 sem1) or just your most recent report?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: LLENN on July 30, 2018, 08:12:08 pm
I GOT AN INTERVIEW. Congrats to everyone who got one too and to those who didnít, donít lose heart, itís not the end of the world. Btw does anyone have their interview on the 13th of august.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: aloevera on July 30, 2018, 08:27:43 pm
Would it be best to wear smart casual or school uniform to the interview?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: annachan on July 30, 2018, 08:35:12 pm
I GOT AN INTERVIEW. Congrats to everyone who got one too and to those who didnít, donít lose heart, itís not the end of the world. Btw does anyone have their interview on the 13th of august.

yaass i did :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on July 30, 2018, 08:41:41 pm
I have my interview on the 9th of August. I just hope I won't get overwhelmed by the pressure during the interview.  :-\
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: tsugumi on July 30, 2018, 08:43:39 pm
Do you think they'll send out more emails tomorrow or in August???
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: S.Lachowski on July 30, 2018, 08:53:10 pm
I Have mine on the 10th. Do we wear School uniform or not??
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on July 30, 2018, 09:07:18 pm
Mine is on the 14th  ;D
Same!  :o

EDIT: Honestly during this time period before I got my interview I kinda doubted my performance on the day ;L
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _jen_012.x on July 30, 2018, 09:09:31 pm
Hey guys,
I donít think I got an interview unfortunately, no email. Iím a little sad but I did get into VCE for my school so I still have something I guess. Honestly I hope everyone who got an interview gives it their best and does well:) there are 3 stages of the interview I think, Group activity, puzzle and then your individual interview. Make sure you guys have all relevant documents and give it your best shot. Good luck guys, next year Iím applying for EBSS and JMSS! I will still be active so PM me!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: LLENN on July 30, 2018, 09:13:36 pm
yaass i did :)
Cool, what time is it? Mine is on 2:22pm
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on July 30, 2018, 09:14:15 pm
Same!  :o
;L
At what time is your interview? mine is at 2.56pm
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Kiririn on July 30, 2018, 09:14:59 pm
I GOT AN INTERVIEW. Congrats to everyone who got one too and to those who didnít, donít lose heart, itís not the end of the world. Btw does anyone have their interview on the 13th of august.


Same, when is your interview?  Mineís at 2:35pm
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Kiririn on July 30, 2018, 09:17:38 pm
Hey guys will it benefit me at all if I say I do a sport? I play soccer but i donít jmss has a soccer team :-\
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on July 30, 2018, 09:22:56 pm
Did you guys ask for results?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Kiririn on July 30, 2018, 09:29:20 pm
Did you guys ask for results?

No, I think you send them an email after the final admission or rejection letter.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on July 30, 2018, 09:30:20 pm
No, I think you send them an email after the final admission or rejection letter.
Ok. Thanks for the reply.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: redchessowl on July 30, 2018, 09:35:00 pm
Is anyone's interview on the 8th of August?

Mines on the 8th as well
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: redchessowl on July 30, 2018, 09:39:39 pm
Are all the interviews the same? Or do some people have a Ďwelcome interviewí or something? Just to make sure coz thatís what Iíve heard from some people.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: quinn_03 on July 30, 2018, 09:42:31 pm
I Have mine on the 10th. Do we wear School uniform or not??

I'm in Year 10 at JM this year. My advice: wear your school uniform. You do not want to be one of those poor sods who shows up in a hoodie while everyone around them is in a blazer with a Latin motto on the front. Just try to look smart.

Are all the interviews the same? Or do some people have a Ďwelcome interviewí or something? Just to make sure coz thatís what Iíve heard from some people.

All interviews are the same. Not sure what this 'welcome interview' is you're referring to.

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: redchessowl on July 30, 2018, 09:50:22 pm
All interviews are the same. Not sure what this 'welcome interview' is you're referring to.
Okay, thanks.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: annachan on July 30, 2018, 09:50:54 pm
Cool, what time is it? Mine is on 2:22pm

omggg sameee. do you have instagram?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: jason13579 on July 30, 2018, 09:51:07 pm
I have a bad report card, does that mean I have no chance  :-\
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Specialx69 on July 30, 2018, 09:57:48 pm
I Have mine on the 10th. Do we wear School uniform or not??
Mine is also on the 10th. What time is yours? Mines at 8:40.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on July 30, 2018, 10:03:54 pm
I have a bad report card, does that mean I have no chance  :-\
You don't have the worst chance but if you can make up for it with enthusiasm, a genuine passion for science, manner and overall co-curric stuff. Then you should be fine.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on July 30, 2018, 10:13:21 pm
Jeez, I go away from this AN forum for 1 day ya'll msg as much as we did in 1 entire month if not less. BTW I got my interview e-mail today at 12:04pm.

My surname starts with S.
My school starts with O if anyone is wondering about these details.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Appo on July 30, 2018, 10:33:33 pm
Would it be best to wear smart casual or school uniform to the interview?
Wear school uniform, it reflects where you've come from and can always spark some conversation. I had quite a lot of badges at my old school and got to talk quite a lot about it with the Principal (I had Mr. Corkill for my interview) - it's a good thing because I currently attend JMSS -

Also things to note for people that were invited to the interview process:

Don't stress about the interview, as long as you stay chilled, don't tighten up or stay quiet, your chances will be high. Just remember, they want to see who you are, what you believe in and what you can bring to the school.

Congratulations once again, and best of luck for your preparations.

(for people that didn't get invited to the interviews, there's always next year as well, but you have to remember, JMSS doesn't make a good student, same as other selective schools, good students make selective schools what they are, if you work hard and perserve in whatever school you're in, you'll be surely able to achieve and suceed in whatever you may find interest in)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on July 30, 2018, 11:52:59 pm
Wear school uniform, it reflects where you've come from and can always spark some conversation. I had quite a lot of badges at my old school and got to talk quite a lot about it with the Principal (I had Mr. Corkill for my interview) - it's a good thing because I currently attend JMSS -

Also things to note for people that were invited to the interview process:
  • - Compile achievements, reports, participation certificates, credits, awards and prizes in a folio (photocopies) and create a spare plastic slip with everything inside as well (so you have a folio + slip with your accreditations). Don't disregard your efforts and participation just because you received a "Merit" award, they look for high participation, even if that means mediocre results.

  • - Pick one science which you want to supposedly "pursue" in the future (it doesn't have to be 100%, just something that you show interest towards) and learn some famous scientists in that respective field. The interviewers like to see how "passionate" you are by asking who your science idol might be and what your favourite science is (something along those lines...).

  • - Act confident and express yourself in the group tasks (you will do 1-3 group challenges and maybe some other activities if time permits). That doesn't mean talking over people, but instead talking with the others to show you respect everyone's opinion and you can positively contribute to the task.

  • If you flunk the logic puzzle, don't be stressed or worried. As long as you attempt it and show your thinking process and try to formulate an answer, you should be fine (they aren't awfully hard, normally ranging from some sort of logic game to arithmetic and other math related stuff, it's an individual task and it only goes for 1-2 minutes so it's not that important).
  • - When it comes to the 1 on 1 interview, a big no no is involving your parents in the decision for coming to this school. It's normally a put off for them as the school is looking for students that are proactive and not being forced by their parents (even if it is the case, don't say it).

  • - Take iniative in the conversation, the school isn't there to interrogate you, in fact, if they just wanted to see your achievements/awards/academic record, they wouldn't even bother running interviews. Talk to them like normal human beings, converse with them, if one of the questions they ask you is open-ended, it's a great place for you to start a conversation to show that you're actively listenting/contributing in the interview and it isn't just a Q/A between you and the teacher. This is probably (I'm speculating now) where most people get dropped for, not being proactive in the 1 on 1 interview. Lots of people do get nervous in a situation which could define your schooling life, but you have time to prepare yourself and whatever happens in there can't be changed when you leave the room. Also, keep a clear line between a normal conversation and you ranting on.

  • - Lastly, anything that makes you different, special, unique or interesting... tell them. There's a lot of interesting people at JMSS with multiple talents, skills and personalities. If you do music, tell them. If you play sports, tell them. If you can solve the rubik's cube in 10 seconds, tell them. Anything along those lines of co-curricular and extra involvement is always something they look for. The interview process is made to select students with a wide variety of interests and skills. Your 'intelligence' has already been tested for in the examination process, now it's time for you to sell yourselves.


Don't stress about the interview, as long as you stay chilled, don't tighten up or stay quiet, your chances will be high. Just remember, they want to see who you are, what you believe in and what you can bring to the school.

Congratulations once again, and best of luck for your preparations.

(for people that didn't get invited to the interviews, there's always next year as well, but you have to remember, JMSS doesn't make a good student, same as other selective schools, good students make selective schools what they are, if you work hard and perserve in whatever school you're in, you'll be surely able to achieve and suceed in whatever you may find interest in)

JEE, Thanks so much for the guide. It's great.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Ascend on July 31, 2018, 06:45:00 am
Would it be best to wear smart casual or school uniform to the interview?

Depends, if you have an interview during school time, then wear your uniform and go to the interview after that you should be going to school, because your a great student who cares about your education :) If not you can just go casual clothing but they won't really mind just don't wear anything weird.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: I\'dRatherBeWatchingMiraculous on July 31, 2018, 10:12:18 am
I GOT AN INTERVIEW. Congrats to everyone who got one too and to those who didnít, donít lose heart, itís not the end of the world. Btw does anyone have their interview on the 13th of august.
mine is on the 13th
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: annachan on July 31, 2018, 10:18:24 am
mine is on the 13th

samee~ what time is yours?? mine's at 2:22pm :))
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on July 31, 2018, 10:24:46 am
Here are some information that might be of interest to you guys :

Every year around 1000 students sits the JMSS entrance exams for year 10, however this year it was over 1200. Of those around 400 gets selected for interview  for the 200 places. I am not sure what the criteria is for being selected for interview however I can tell you that once you have an interview, the criteria for gaining a place is not base on your academic results. How do I know this? Because not everyone at JMSS is super smart, there are actually quite a number of students that are in my opinion, way below average. To illustrate this point, let me tell you that when I was in year 10, at the beginning of second semester, a number of year 10 students were put on "performance management", which required the student to have weekly meetings with an assigned teacher, and to have their homework signed off on a weekly basis. Why were they doing that? Because the student was failing, badly. So if you got an interview but don't have great results, it does not exclude you from being selected, however you have to understand that you will be competing with others who might be way smarter than you are ( when I was in year 10 there was a year 10 student doing Specialist Maths 3/4 ... ) and if that is not okay with you then I suggest you don't go to JMSS. Remember JMSS is not for everyone and it might not be the best school for you anyway so even if you don't get it you should not despair. There are plenty of students who got in and regretted it ( I was one of them ) and plenty of students leave before finishing year 12 but having said that there are plenty of good things about it too and the teachers in my opinion is way better than the average teachers in Melbourne.

From what I can gather, JMSS don't look for academic results, they look for passion, participation and drive. They also look for a well rounded personality, which means if you are a book worm, they won't like you. While they don't look for academic achievement, they do look for achievements of any sort, so if you are the current Cup Stacking champion of Australia, then you certainly should point it out to them ( yeah he was in my year 10 class, I kid you not ).

Just to be clear, I am not saying that JMSS is a bad place or whatever, but for me personally I think I would have been happier at my old school and there is always a possibility that it might be the same for you too.

Good luck to you all even tho you guys are competing against my bro at the interview for a place at JMSS but don't be sad if you miss out, you will all find your own path in life somehow.

BTW most people wear school uniforms to the interviews but no one wears school uniforms on Orientation Day ( well there was one and she looked so out of place I felt sorry for her haha ).
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: I\'dRatherBeWatchingMiraculous on July 31, 2018, 10:45:06 am
samee~ what time is yours?? mine's at 2:22pm :))
it is at 9:22 am
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on July 31, 2018, 01:59:06 pm
Thanks southerndimsim for your reply, helped me alot.


You are most welcome! Feel free to PM me if you wanna know anything and I will try my best to find the answer for you.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on July 31, 2018, 02:11:49 pm
There's no second round interview. There's only one round unfortunately. However, there is the second round of the outcome though.

Perhaps some clarification might help here : There will only be one interview and then offers will be made for the 200 or so year 10 places. If every one of these offers are accepted, then there won't be a second round offer. If not all offers are accepted then offers will be made to the students who got an interview and deemed suitable but didn't get an first round offer. If the 200 or so places are are not filled after all the offers have been to suitable candidates from the interviews then they will interview more NEW students. Given that around 400 are interviewed for 200 places, the probability falls away pretty quick if you haven't already got an interview.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Ascend on July 31, 2018, 04:34:10 pm
Hey all, wondering if any year 11's have got notified as to whether they made it in yet.

Cheers
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Brazucareal on July 31, 2018, 04:34:41 pm
We should have a discord about this topic as I think ATARNotes is too public
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on July 31, 2018, 05:34:54 pm
Mines on the 8th as well
Ooh. What time?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: redchessowl on July 31, 2018, 05:39:12 pm
Ooh. What time?
9:08  hbu?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on July 31, 2018, 05:47:26 pm
We should have a discord about this topic as I think ATARNotes is too public
There already is. :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on July 31, 2018, 06:13:49 pm
Did anyone try for the Suzanne Cory year 10 exam in this forum
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on July 31, 2018, 06:28:28 pm
Also for the selection is it: 100 boys and 100 girls. For JMSS
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on July 31, 2018, 06:32:24 pm
Anyoneís interview on 15th August
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Manav2904 on July 31, 2018, 06:53:28 pm
Anyoneís interview on 15th August
My Interview is on 15th August
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Yohan on July 31, 2018, 07:07:29 pm
Hey anyone know how much people approximately get interview....also anyone got their interview on the 14th of august at 2:21pm
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Waranbee on July 31, 2018, 07:16:13 pm
My Interview is on 15th August
mine is on the 15th as well around 9
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Kiririn on July 31, 2018, 07:27:01 pm
Can someone pm me a link to the discord plz
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: S.Lachowski on July 31, 2018, 08:21:26 pm
It seems like everyone got an interview. Im sorry to those who didnt hope you guys try again next year!
My interview is on the 10th.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: undefined on July 31, 2018, 08:47:57 pm
It seems like everyone got an interview. Im sorry to those who didnt hope you guys try again next year!
My interview is on the 10th.
That's because the interview is where they start seriously cutting numbers i.e. where you need to actually perform well in - or at least better than the rest
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: alpphabetboi on July 31, 2018, 10:45:44 pm
It seems like everyone got an interview. Im sorry to those who didnt hope you guys try again next year!
My interview is on the 10th.

oh nice, mine is on the 10th as well.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on August 01, 2018, 12:15:05 am
Also for the selection is it: 100 boys and 100 girls. For JMSS

No. In my years at JMSS there were more boys than girls.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: LLENN on August 01, 2018, 05:52:46 pm
omggg sameee. do you have instagram?
no :(
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: LLENN on August 01, 2018, 05:54:31 pm

Same, when is your interview?  Mineís at 2:35pm
2:22
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: LLENN on August 01, 2018, 05:55:55 pm
Oh wait, damn, I made a mistake mine is at 2:28 😅
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: LLENN on August 01, 2018, 05:58:13 pm
Also for the selection is it: 100 boys and 100 girls. For JMSS
Donít they take 250 people?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on August 01, 2018, 06:04:48 pm
Oh wait, damn, I made a mistake mine is at 2:28 😅

Lol, it would've been cool if it's 2:22 (2 is repeated thrice lols)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on August 01, 2018, 06:38:57 pm
Donít they take 250 people?

I thought they took 200 people.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on August 01, 2018, 06:45:48 pm
9:08  hbu?
Mine is at 9:22am. Sorry for the late reply.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on August 01, 2018, 07:33:26 pm
Hey everyone, do we take photos of our trophies?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 01, 2018, 07:48:33 pm
I remember at the information night they said roughly 250
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SelectEntryTryHard on August 01, 2018, 08:22:05 pm
I remember at the information night they said roughly 250

400 get the interview right?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on August 01, 2018, 08:38:55 pm
roughly 450-500. There were 1k people at the exam, so around half.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: tiptocks.77 on August 01, 2018, 09:57:09 pm
omg!! anyone else got an interview for aug 14th... super nervous tbh
!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on August 01, 2018, 10:08:47 pm
omg!! anyone else got an interview for aug 14th... super nervous tbh
!
I do. what time is yours
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on August 01, 2018, 10:37:50 pm
Are all the at your interview going to be from your own school, or do they do a random mix of students?

They do a random mix of students. Source: around 10 people from my school got an interview and our dates are quite varied. Besides, there's really no reason for them to put students together who already are from the same school, since they probably want to know how we'll work with new people.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on August 01, 2018, 11:37:01 pm
I remember at the information night they said roughly 250

There are eight classes of 25 students of year 10 at JMSS. Its the same every year and it cannot change because there is no room for the school to grow.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Fish21 on August 02, 2018, 05:29:06 pm
My dad forgot to reply back to the school if im attending. I just did it now and was wondering was that too late now. Email was on Monday, now it is Thursday. Will my spot be given away? Everyone make sure your parent has replied and double check with them.  :(
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 02, 2018, 05:31:09 pm
They do a random mix of students. Source: around 10 people from my school got an interview and our dates are quite varied. Besides, there's really no reason for them to put students together who already are from the same school, since they probably want to know how we'll work with new people.
People from my school ~ like 4 of 'em say day as mine, think one is the same time lmao
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ladan.shafane on August 02, 2018, 05:44:30 pm
Does anyone have an interview at the end of august?
I also got an email from jmms today did anyone else get one?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on August 02, 2018, 05:46:18 pm
Does anyone have an interview at the end of august?
I also got an email from jmms today did anyone else get one?
Can I ask what the email contained?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: G_00123 on August 02, 2018, 05:47:46 pm
My dad forgot to reply back to the school if im attending. I just did it now and was wondering was that too late now. Email was on Monday, now it is Thursday. Will my spot be given away? Everyone make sure your parent has replied and double check with them.  :(
Thank You for your reminder. I also forgot to email the school about my attandace.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on August 02, 2018, 06:14:48 pm
My dad forgot to reply back to the school if im attending. I just did it now and was wondering was that too late now. Email was on Monday, now it is Thursday. Will my spot be given away? Everyone make sure your parent has replied and double check with them.  :(

Nah, it's not too late. I replied like at least a week later I received the email last year. 😂
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Arun1693 on August 02, 2018, 06:19:04 pm
They do a random mix of students. Source: around 10 people from my school got an interview and our dates are quite varied. Besides, there's really no reason for them to put students together who already are from the same school, since they probably want to know how we'll work with new people.
Well for our school, all our interviews are all on the same day, with similar times.  ???
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: LLENN on August 02, 2018, 06:29:53 pm
Lol, it would've been cool if it's 2:22 (2 is repeated thrice lols)
Yea lmao
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 02, 2018, 06:49:43 pm
Are you all standing in front of the mirror and practising or doing something different. I donít know to start my preparation
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: PInksecret on August 02, 2018, 06:52:30 pm
Does anyone have their interview on Friday during 2:28pm? And also what were the maths puzzles about in the last interviews (speaking to the previous or current JMSS students)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on August 02, 2018, 09:17:33 pm
Are you all standing in front of the mirror and practising or doing something different. I donít know to start my preparation

I'm probably not even going to prepare much apart from mentally noting some answers to interview questions. Can be worse than me! :D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 02, 2018, 10:26:38 pm
Hey guys will it benefit me at all if I say I do a sport? I play soccer but i donít jmss has a soccer team :-\
You should because it shows that you do other extra curricular activities that do not relate to academics
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on August 03, 2018, 09:50:35 am
Does anyone have their interview on Friday during 2:28pm? And also what were the maths puzzles about in the last interviews (speaking to the previous or current JMSS students)

The test is not in whether you can solve the puzzle but how you go about trying to solve it. Anyway there are a number of different ones and it changes every year. But they are not very difficult at all since it is not a test of ability.

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Manish10 on August 03, 2018, 09:54:27 pm
guys did anyone get an email saying they r on the waiting list yesterday, cause i did
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: S.Lachowski on August 04, 2018, 08:36:31 am
Do we take pictures of our trophies and medals??
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Lognic04 on August 04, 2018, 02:30:13 pm
I got an email 2 days ago, I believe saying  I am in for interviews if people drop out!?!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 04, 2018, 04:21:42 pm
I got an email 2 days ago, I believe saying  I am in for interviews if people drop out!?!
You are prob on the "waiting list"
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on August 04, 2018, 04:51:21 pm
 does anyone know if we must give both of our reports in? my yr 8 report was bad  :-\
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on August 04, 2018, 05:00:39 pm
does anyone know if we must give both of our reports in? my yr 8 report was bad  :-\

Yes, they are compulsory. Try compensate for your year 8 report with other achievements like extracurriculars.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 04, 2018, 05:26:46 pm
does anyone know if we must give both of our reports in? my yr 8 report was bad  :-\
Sameee
English teacher was so bias
Maths ~ slacked off ;)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: S.Lachowski on August 04, 2018, 07:29:38 pm
do we take photos of our trophies and medals or not??
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 04, 2018, 07:35:25 pm
do we take photos of our trophies and medals or not??
Well, in the email it says only to bring a copied version of your certificates and your last year's report and this year's mid year report, without detailing anything about taking photos about  trophies. So, I'm guessing you can't?

EDIT: If you're unsure I guess you could email Trish Shaw-Elliot (Reception Manager)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on August 04, 2018, 07:39:48 pm
do we take photos of our trophies and medals or not??

Yes, you can, just bring whatever you think will help with the interview.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: WhatisaMeMe on August 04, 2018, 10:29:00 pm
guys did anyone get an email saying they r on the waiting list yesterday, cause i did
I got email saying should this process be extended for the interview
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: tsugumi on August 04, 2018, 10:48:01 pm
I got email saying should this process be extended for the interview
Same. Either it's just the second round of interviews because there are too many people for just one round, or we're the second choice for when people don't accept the offer, and there are empty places left over.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pcogale on August 05, 2018, 08:39:16 am
Just wondering if any regional or remote students were offered an interview?

I have spoken to a family who live several hours from the school who have a student attending JMSS and they said that the student didn't have to attend the group interview but was still offered a place.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Manish10 on August 06, 2018, 09:08:47 am
Same. Either it's just the second round of interviews because there are too many people for just one round, or we're the second choice for when people don't accept the offer, and there are empty places left over.

Yeah we are, I re-emailed them and it said we r required to attend if they re-email us and they also said first round results effects us whether we get an interview or not.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on August 06, 2018, 04:32:30 pm
Just wondering if any regional or remote students were offered an interview?

I have spoken to a family who live several hours from the school who have a student attending JMSS and they said that the student didn't have to attend the group interview but was still offered a place.

Oh wot?? That's really interesting..... Hmm....
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: S.Lachowski on August 06, 2018, 09:52:49 pm
Well, in the email it says only to bring a copied version of your certificates and your last year's report and this year's mid year report, without detailing anything about taking photos about  trophies. So, I'm guessing you can't?

EDIT: If you're unsure I guess you could email Trish Shaw-Elliot (Reception Manager)
Whats her email??
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: jason13579 on August 07, 2018, 11:30:53 am
Any last minute tips?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: redchessowl on August 07, 2018, 12:12:11 pm
Any last minute tips?
Is your interview tomorrow as well? Just wondering what time?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: suhdb on August 07, 2018, 12:14:07 pm
my interview is tomorrow and does anyone know how many people will be in the group interview ??? im super nervous , wish everyone else good luck :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: redchessowl on August 07, 2018, 12:43:02 pm
my interview is tomorrow and does anyone know how many people will be in the group interview ??? im super nervous , wish everyone else good luck :)
Mine is tomorrow too. I think itís 5 people.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Brazucareal on August 07, 2018, 05:16:07 pm
when you people finish the interview, could you guys share how it was on this forum and what were the questions, discussion topics, hardest parts, etc?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 07, 2018, 06:29:28 pm
when you people finish the interview, could you guys share how it was on this forum and what were the questions, discussion topics, hardest parts, etc?
Imo, best not for them to share because it would give an unfair advantage.
Like, they could state common questions that they'd ask but not like the discussion topics, hard questions
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 07, 2018, 07:56:55 pm
Yeah heís right,
But all I want to know is how long the interview goes for. Thatís not unfair.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: jason13579 on August 07, 2018, 07:59:12 pm
should I edit my report since its got bad marks
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 07, 2018, 08:00:21 pm
should I edit my report since its got bad marks
They prob gonna contact your school anyways, think that's gonna be a bad idea...

EDIT:You could say that your school weighed you down / caused.. therefore you want to go to jmss (idk)

How would they have the time to call all the different schools
How would you know? Only thing you're doing is cheating yourself. Being dishonest has consequences...
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 07, 2018, 08:02:26 pm
How would they have the time to call all the different schools
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: jason13579 on August 07, 2018, 08:17:40 pm
yeh i really dont think they would call for 200 different reports
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on August 07, 2018, 08:20:16 pm
How many people got chosn for interviews because it seems like so many haha
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 07, 2018, 08:25:13 pm
How many people got chosn for interviews because it seems like so many haha
~500 - 400
But only 200 gets into the school
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on August 08, 2018, 05:14:28 pm
yeh i really dont think they would call for 200 different reports

It's still not fair as you're putting other candidates from your, who actually deserve be offered by JMSS, into the risk where they won't get accepted into the school. I know a girl that had photoshopped her report, but at the end, she didn't get in (I'm not sure if she got caught for it, but even if she did, I doubt that JMSS would contact their school, and I feel that she would've been automatically disqualified).

Moral: Deceiving does not boost your chance of attaining your desire/s, especially vying for the positive outcome/s.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: undefined on August 08, 2018, 05:38:49 pm
yeh i really dont think they would call for 200 different reports

No worries if you do get in there's probably going to be like 1 Jason in your year level so it'll be pretty easy to find you ;)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 08, 2018, 05:41:14 pm
How was the interview. I dont want to know anything.
All i want to know is how long was the interview stage and if the math puzzle question was easy or hard.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 08, 2018, 05:51:19 pm
How was the interview. I dont want to know anything.
All i want to know is how long was the interview stage and if the math puzzle question was easy or hard.
The puzzle considering it 'easy or hard' would be an opinion, they could find it like easy peasy but others can find it difficult to understand

Lol I had my interview today, so did this Jason guy, and the person who was telling us where to go when we came in said Jason, I saw him today Iím pretty sure, unless if it was a different Jason.
Jason is such a common name

i know its an opinion but I dont mind hearing how they found the puzzle from their perspective.
People who had the interview prob won't say because gives you an advantage ;/
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: redchessowl on August 08, 2018, 05:52:20 pm
No worries if you do get in there's probably going to be like 1 Jason in your year level so it'll be pretty easy to find you ;)
Lol I had my interview today, so did this Jason guy, and the person who was telling us where to go when we came in said Jason, I saw him today Iím pretty sure, unless if it was a different Jason.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 08, 2018, 05:59:10 pm
i know its an opinion but I dont mind hearing how they found the puzzle from their perspective.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on August 08, 2018, 06:06:24 pm
i know its an opinion but I dont mind hearing how they found the puzzle from their perspective.
I have a friend who has done this interview 2 years ago and he found it pretty simple and he got in. He told me this: "It's about how you talk with your group and how you contribute. It doesn't matter whether you're wrong or right its about how hard you try."
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 08, 2018, 06:08:59 pm
I have a friend who has done this interview 2 years ago and he found it pretty simple and he got in. He told me this: "It's about how you talk with your group and how you contribute. It doesn't matter whether you're wrong or right its about how hard you try."
The group activity is to show that you can co-operate with others and contribute to discussion

What is the order for the interview is it alphabetical like the way they anoubces it on the day or is it based on score
Not sure, but pretty much everybody in my school (5, including me) got an interview on the 14th.
Don't know if it's by alphabetical order of schools
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Waranbee on August 08, 2018, 06:24:24 pm
What is the order for the interview is it alphabetical like the way they anounced it on the day or is it based on score
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on August 08, 2018, 09:39:26 pm
What is the order for the interview is it alphabetical like the way they anounced it on the day or is it based on score
99% sure it's random
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Lognic04 on August 09, 2018, 09:41:36 am
Did the email for second round actually go out to everyone who didnt get in or just those who were selected for second round?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ladan.shafane on August 09, 2018, 11:32:50 am
Did the email for second round actually go out to everyone who didnt get in or just those who were selected for second round?
I got an email to and I'm pretty sure the email was only sent out to people that are chosen for a secound round.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 09, 2018, 05:53:56 pm
Did the email for second round actually go out to everyone who didnt get in or just those who were selected for second round?
The email is only for people who got interviews & second round offer.
If you didn't get one, that means you didn't get an interview nor second round offer for an interview. Unlike selective school, they give out your results/school offer.
P.s If you want to know your results pretty sure you have to ask JMSS after they've finalised who's gotten into the school
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Lognic04 on August 09, 2018, 06:31:48 pm
Thanks, that makes me a bit more confident   ;D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: S.Lachowski on August 09, 2018, 08:39:47 pm
When does the final results come out?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on August 09, 2018, 08:45:47 pm
When does the final results come out?

The woman there said the results will come out by the end of the term.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 09, 2018, 10:01:01 pm
Did you finish your interview, Turtle

How long was the interview?
In your perspective, how hard was the puzzle?

Hahah Iím desperate
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on August 10, 2018, 08:35:19 am
Did you finish your interview, Turtle

How long was the interview?
In your perspective, how hard was the puzzle?

Hahah Iím desperate

I did finish it. The whole thing took about an hour for me, but the individual interview was shorter than I expected, maybe about 10 minutes? In fact, I would urge you not to worry too much - once I was in the interview, I relaxed because it was a fun experience, I made new friends and got to talk with people from other schools. Trust me, I didn't feel nervous once I was in my group and completing activites.

The math problem I got was honestly super easy. Just make sure you show all working out, and try to think of a more efficient/elegant way to solve it, as opposed to brute forcing your way to an answer. :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 10, 2018, 09:14:05 am
Haha thanks,
I really needed that
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 10, 2018, 05:40:40 pm
Does anyone have interview 14 August at 2:42 pm? ~ just wondering  :-X
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: justinely on August 10, 2018, 08:08:43 pm
hey guys do you have any ideas on what to ask the interviewer at the end of the interview? what question (only if you are) are you going to ask?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on August 11, 2018, 10:39:27 am
Does anyone have interview 14 August at 2:42 pm? ~ just wondering  :-X

Mine's 14th Aug at 2:56 pm. So practically the same thing.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: chatula on August 11, 2018, 11:12:07 am
hi Guys
I didn't get a placement offer for Nossal this year. Couple of school mates got in first round. Keen to go to JMSS. would you have any recommendation for preparation? I have done the Henderson and going to math tuition etc. any links or text book would be good.
thanks
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on August 11, 2018, 12:00:05 pm
hi Guys
I didn't get a placement offer for Nossal this year. Couple of school mates got in first round. Keen to go to JMSS. would you have any recommendation for preparation? I have done the Henderson and going to math tuition etc. any links or text book would be good.
thanks
I have a link below to an amazing science textbook. All i did was read through the topics in the book and it helped a lot. If you don't understand any of the topics just search it up on google or youtube although the book is really thorough. Practice writing: science experiment structure, speed, scientific vocab etc. Try do some ICAS science papers if you can get your hands on them.https://www.angusrobertson.com.au/books/excel-year-10-science-revision-workbook-donna-bennett/p/9781740200813?gclid=Cj0KCQjw77TbBRDtARIsAC4l83lCrMm6eY5W-Qk2e98BbRFWN72MJxNqx4Pk6C7jB836oIzvSxdCOgYaAu8wEALw_wcB .  For Maths, i recommend STUDYING ALL of year 9 curriculum and some of the year 10 curriculum. Make sure you work on speed and also, do the easiest questions first and come back to the hardest ones. You shouldn't have trouble with the exam if you follow the above tips. Also, prepare for the interview in advance because the more practice the better!


Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: chatula on August 11, 2018, 02:24:34 pm
thanks. Any link for past papers...
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: alpphabetboi on August 11, 2018, 05:55:40 pm
hi Guys
I didn't get a placement offer for Nossal this year. Couple of school mates got in first round. Keen to go to JMSS. would you have any recommendation for preparation? I have done the Henderson and going to math tuition etc. any links or text book would be good.
thanks

hmm, the test for jmss this year was way easier than the selective school exam... basically, you don't need to overly prepare if you're a little over your school's average. i did the science icas test and it was the exact same as the science reasoning we got in the jmss test so try to sign up for it next year.

like the person above had said, just read over the year 9 maths textbook (if you're not familiar with the concepts) and a bit of the year 10 book if you can. there were pretty basic trig, surds, basic algebra, linear graphs and some quadratics in the test this year if i recall.

you can't really prepare for the essay writing (if you didn't know, the question usually revolves around problems in the world) unless you knew everything, but if you really wanted to, you could read the news and science reports. you could also go through the year 9 science textbook for the prac discussion but in my case, i winged it oops and it ended up being really short.

good luck for next year! if it means anything, i didn't prepare a lot except for the maths (most of my preparation was for the selective school exam in the year before) and i'm not what you would call smart and yet i still got into the interviews.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on August 11, 2018, 06:48:09 pm
thanks. Any link for past papers...
they werent online they were booklets. Just ask youre older friends if they have any papers.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 11, 2018, 07:34:01 pm
Wow KRAZR you actually bought a book  :o. I just relied on my previous science knowledge and maths self thought my self stuff from the web  ;)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on August 11, 2018, 08:48:11 pm
Wow KRAZR you actually bought a book  :o. I just relied on my previous science knowledge and maths self thought my self stuff from the web  ;)
No i didn't actually, my mate lended it to me because i thought it would be useful (and it was).
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 11, 2018, 09:00:03 pm
No i didn't actually, my mate lended it to me because i thought it would be useful (and it was).
I remember that one question: how many nanometres in a micrometre (1000)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 12, 2018, 01:05:36 am
The plane question on the science reasoning was easily the hardest
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: chatula on August 12, 2018, 01:55:56 pm
thanks everyone for your tips and ideas.. great to see how everyone helping each other... ICAS past papers in their website.. I will get couple..
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Aaayyyooo on August 12, 2018, 04:20:16 pm
Is anyone going to put any primary school awards in the port folio??
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: justinely on August 12, 2018, 04:26:07 pm
Is anyone going to put any primary school awards in the port folio??

I am!  :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: I\'dRatherBeWatchingMiraculous on August 12, 2018, 04:31:16 pm
Is anyone going to put any primary school awards in the port folio??
me too, cuz I got a bunch of academic achievement awards
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: justinely on August 12, 2018, 04:32:25 pm
My year 8 report is really bad; maths, science and english had mostly B+, B, and C. However, in my year 9 report, nearly everything is A+. Will the year 8 report have any bad effect on my chances? Thanks, good luck everyone! :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on August 12, 2018, 04:52:42 pm
My year 8 report is really bad; maths, science and english had mostly B+, B, and C. However, in my year 9 report, nearly everything is A+. Will the year 8 report have any bad effect on my chances? Thanks, good luck everyone! :)
Just make sure you have something to make up for it (eg. awards, achievements)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: justinely on August 12, 2018, 04:55:36 pm
Just make sure you have something to make up for it (eg. awards, achievements)
I see, thank you!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 12, 2018, 05:05:45 pm
Lmao same my year 8 was so trash except for science  :P
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: justinely on August 12, 2018, 06:15:06 pm
Lmao same my year 8 was so trash except for science  :P
ohh haha thats good.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: justinely on August 12, 2018, 06:16:42 pm
Is anybody's interview at 2pm?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: aloevera on August 12, 2018, 10:27:40 pm
I only have three certificates that I'm bringing into the interview and don't do any extracirricular activities, whilst all my peers have racked up so many ribbons and awards throughout the last few years... I'm so worried about how this will impact my chances of gaining entry.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: justinely on August 13, 2018, 12:02:08 pm
Who's had their interview already?? :D How was it?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on August 13, 2018, 01:48:31 pm
Should i make a 2019 year 11 JMSS exam guide? And if anyone wants to PM me about the year 11 entrance exam [and the interview], feel free to ask any questions. I got in without doing the year 10 and i remember a few questions that you may wanna revise for.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Aaayyyooo on August 13, 2018, 04:16:33 pm
Who's had their interview already?? :D How was it?

I had mine today and honestly it's not something you should stress about. Everyone's nice there.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: alpphabetboi on August 13, 2018, 04:18:59 pm
I had mine today and honestly it's not something you should stress about. Everyone's nice there.

ooo i second that. it was honestly not bad at all once you talk to the rest of your group and do the activities with each other.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: annachan on August 13, 2018, 06:08:05 pm
i had mine today :) honestly not that bad. everyone is nice! just try to be a leader during group activities. Try to be casual and natural during private interview, my interview was pre good the lady and i talked and also joked around. Good Luck to everyone!!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on August 13, 2018, 06:12:40 pm
Does the person whoís interviewing you determine weather you get in or not??
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 13, 2018, 06:35:02 pm
Does the person whoís interviewing you determine weather you get in or not??
Idk if it's true, but my friend who tried out last year said that if the person who interviews likes your personality, you have higher odds of getting in. So, yes the interviewer pretty much decides if you get in?  :-\
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: karanwins on August 13, 2018, 06:49:57 pm
i had mine today :) honestly not that bad. everyone is nice! just try to be a leader during group activities. Try to be casual and natural during private interview, my interview was pre good the lady and i talked and also joked around. Good Luck to everyone!!
Who did you have for your individual interview? What was the teacher's name?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 13, 2018, 07:03:53 pm
^ What's viscom? is it VCD?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on August 13, 2018, 07:05:39 pm
^ What's viscom? is it VCD?
yep, i was surprised to know she didnt know much about science despite teaching at a science school so in a way it benefitted me
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: sZera on August 13, 2018, 07:51:22 pm
^^ viscom teacher..? Viscom isn't offered at jmss though..
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on August 13, 2018, 07:59:09 pm
^^ viscom teacher..? Viscom isn't offered at jmss though..

Well im pretty sure it is, considering i talked face to face with a teachers that taught it. Either i have a bad memory but im pretty sure i asked what she taught
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 13, 2018, 08:53:51 pm
It's in the school prospectus, just to clarify  8)
I'm actually currently a student at JMSS... and there's no viscom as a subject :(
But in the school prospectus VCE VCD is under 'Other studies', so idk
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: sZera on August 13, 2018, 08:56:54 pm
Well im pretty sure it is, considering i talked face to face with a teachers that taught it. Either i have a bad memory but im pretty sure i asked what she taught

I'm actually currently a student at JMSS... and there's no viscom as a subject :(

It's in the school prospectus, just to clarify  8)

But as an external study so you have to do it at another place not at school
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on August 13, 2018, 09:04:29 pm
I'm actually currently a student at JMSS... and there's no viscom as a subject :(

But as an external study so you have to do it at another place not at school

It might have actually been a media teacher then. Is one of your media teachers a female and is kinda old and blonde? I don't know i have to check her name but i remember talking to an interviewer that didn't teach stem subjects.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 13, 2018, 09:36:35 pm
I just went over the school's prospectus, and I'm wondering what's the 'Duke of Ed'? (co-curricular program)  :o
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mel1976 on August 14, 2018, 10:11:25 am
I think it makes no sense  to talk about anything other then academics. Remember itís a Science school not just another high school. You need to be academically way up then rest of the peers. They donít care about your extra curricular activities like sports/music etc ,you should be able
To cope up with all scaled up subjects taken for VCE, thatís why there is a GD, Puzzle and interview round. Why not a sports or music presentation???
Also if you donít have any academic achievements then there is nothing to talk but if you have them they go thru every certificate and ask you everything related.
Stop spreading this that academics doesnít matter!!!! It really does and a lot of people will come to understand that once offer letters are sent out.
So all the best and keep yours fingers crossed if you think academics is not what they are looking for.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on August 14, 2018, 11:02:13 am
I think it makes no sense  to talk about anything other then academics. Remember itís a Science school not just another high school. You need to be academically way up then rest of the peers. They donít care about your extra curricular activities like sports/music etc ,you should be able
To cope up with all scaled up subjects taken for VCE, thatís why there is a GD, Puzzle and interview round. Why not a sports or music presentation???
Also if you donít have any academic achievements then there is nothing to talk but if you have them they go thru every certificate and ask you everything related.
Stop spreading this that academics doesnít matter!!!! It really does and a lot of people will come to understand that once offer letters are sent out.
So all the best and keep yours fingers crossed if you think academics is not what they are looking for.

Well that may be true, but by your logic, if this applies to every academic selective school like Melbourne High, MHS's selection process would only choose people with good academic ability, but many people get in because they do sports like water polo. MHS and JMSS may differ in their selection process as JMSS is a science school but i definitely believe that they do care about what you do outside of school (hobbies and extracurricular activities) depending on the interviewer you get.

I didn't have any academic awards at all and i only had a good report to present to them. (on the other hand i did have extracurricular awards and most of the interview, i talked about my extracurriclar achievements)
So assuming if everyone at my year 11 interview had good reports and academic awards and the selection process was based only on academic merit, i definitely would not have been picked as i didn't have any academic awards. (Considering there were 80 at the interview and only 20 got chosen)

So yes academics do matter, but don't say that extracurricular acheivements doesn't matter if you don't how the selection process works behind the scene.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mel1976 on August 14, 2018, 11:18:43 am
Not saying that itís ĎTHEí criteria for making into school as discussed by other members. It might influence  a few to get in if they are aces in music or sports. As far as my knowledge of being selected goes its more emphasised on academics rather then anything else.
Regarding MHS /JMSS anyone who is well trained in coaching centres
Will definitely get thru but then how to tell that whether itís a well trained student or actually worthy student???
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 14, 2018, 04:46:42 pm
Hey people who had their interview today,
How was the interview?
In your perspective, did you find the math puzzle hard.

Jeez why am I so stressed about the math puzzle?😂
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: justinely on August 14, 2018, 05:05:23 pm
Hey people who had their interview today,
How was the interview?
In your perspective, did you find the math puzzle hard.

Jeez why am I so stressed about the math puzzle?😂
Yes, i had mine today :) I dont know if every group gets the same maths puzzle, but mine was pretty hard and we were only allowed 5 minutes to finish it. i finished it however it was pretty hard and i dont think i got it correct. good luck tho!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 14, 2018, 05:58:19 pm
Am I allowed to know if the maths question is a puzzle or a problem solving word problem.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 14, 2018, 06:25:40 pm
My group was so bad  :(.
We had something like a spin top so others in my group said it was a toy, but I did guess what it was actually used for :P
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: aloevera on August 14, 2018, 06:40:38 pm
I'm generally a shy person, but I felt really comfortable in my group and contributed a lot of ideas. I'm rather concerned about the maths component and the one-on-one interview. I'm mentally and physically drained from thinking about it.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 14, 2018, 07:05:41 pm
I'm generally a shy person, but I felt really comfortable in my group and contributed a lot of ideas. I'm rather concerned about the maths component and the one-on-one interview. I'm mentally and physically drained from thinking about it.
lmao same, did you get that question for the puzzle about crossing the bridge with minimal one person holding the torch?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mel1976 on August 14, 2018, 07:06:23 pm
Is it true that interviews are based on your academic performances? I heard one parent stating that her sonís coaching centre teacher told that if you are interviewed on day 1 or 2 you are sure shot in.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 14, 2018, 07:22:20 pm
Is it true that interviews are based on your academic performances? I heard one parent stating that her sonís coaching centre teacher told that if you are interviewed on day 1 or 2 you are sure shot in.
Somewhat incorrect because they might be all selective school students who are just doing it for the lols - probably that's why they have the interview stage
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: aloevera on August 14, 2018, 07:28:45 pm
lmao same, did you get that question for the puzzle about crossing the bridge with minimal one person holding the torch?

Yeah I did. I'm pretty sure I misinterpreted the information because my answer was way off compared to everyone else's.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on August 14, 2018, 07:35:20 pm
Is it true that interviews are based on your academic performances? I heard one parent stating that her sonís coaching centre teacher told that if you are interviewed on day 1 or 2 you are sure shot in.
Lol never trust a coaching centre teacher when it comes to interviews, they don't know jack shit. The days could be randomized for all we know...
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Lear on August 14, 2018, 07:37:19 pm

I think it makes no sense  to talk about anything other then academics. Remember itís a Science school not just another high school. You need to be academically way up then rest of the peers. They donít care about your extra curricular activities like sports/music etc ,you should be able
To cope up with all scaled up subjects taken for VCE, thatís why there is a GD, Puzzle and interview round. Why not a sports or music presentation???
Also if you donít have any academic achievements then there is nothing to talk but if you have them they go thru every certificate and ask you everything related.
Stop spreading this that academics doesnít matter!!!! It really does and a lot of people will come to understand that once offer letters are sent out.
So all the best and keep yours fingers crossed if you think academics is not what they are looking for.

I can only speak for selective schools not JMSS specifically. However, I would like to say this is definitely not true.
Iím not sure how old you are but if you are in a younger year level, you will eventually realise the importance of extra curricular activities in your later years. Having things out side academics is not only healthy but vital to your progress as both a student and a person. This may sound counter intuitive to you now, but believe it not the majority of those who get the extremely high scores are not people that spend hours upon hours every day studying. It is the people that have a well balanced life in terms of extra curricular and out of school activities.

I do not know who your sources are but from speaking to teachers and principals at my school (selective) it is evident that they are looking for people that are not only smart, but have a breadth of skills whether it be sport, music, volunteering etc. They are looking for well rounded people, not ones who can memorise a textbook.

Please let us know if you actually have some sources supporting that JMSS does not care about things outside of academics.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: annachan on August 14, 2018, 07:40:17 pm
Who did you have for your individual interview? What was the teacher's name?

I had a biology teacher from Monash uni. She was chill af and super nice.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on August 14, 2018, 07:49:48 pm
I can only speak for selective schools not JMSS specifically. However, I would like to say this is definitely not true.
Iím not sure how old you are but if you are in a younger year level, you will eventually realise the importance of extra curricular activities in your later years. Having things out side academics is not only healthy but vital to your progress as both a student and a person. This may sound counter intuitive to you now, but believe it not the majority of those who get the extremely high scores are not people that spend hours upon hours every day studying. It is the people that have a well balanced life in terms of extra curricular and out of school activities.

I do not know who your sources are but from speaking to teachers and principals at my school (selective) it is evident that they are looking for people that are not only smart, but have a breadth of skills whether it be sport, music, volunteering etc. They are looking for well rounded people, not ones who can memorise a textbook.

Please let us know if you actually have some sources supporting that JMSS does not care about things outside of academics.

I wholeheartedly agree. If all they looked for was academic merit, i wouldn't have passed the interview.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 14, 2018, 08:35:26 pm
I had a biology teacher from Monash uni. She was chill af and super nice.
My friend had him  :o
I think I had Mr Mann he said he teaches Environmental Science and English
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: alpphabetboi on August 14, 2018, 08:39:38 pm
I just went over the school's prospectus, and I'm wondering what's the 'Duke of Ed'? (co-curricular program)  :o

i did the duke of ed program last semester actually. it's basically three 'topics' (a skill, physical recreation and community service) that one must accomplish in three months and one of them is done in six months. for example, for the skill, i chose cooking which meant i had to cook one meal in an hour once a week for 3 months. in like the second term, we went on a camp with tents and hiking packs (quite the opposite of normal school camps) and it was definitely worth an elective... so if you get into jmss, i really do recommend it.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: annachan on August 14, 2018, 08:54:21 pm
the lady told me we get results around the 10th September AHHHH less than a month to go
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Damash on August 14, 2018, 09:47:49 pm
To those who currently attend JMSS, how long until they start contacting successful applicants. Iíve read that contact is made by 7th September with the outcome but just wondering if they do first and second round offers before that time?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 14, 2018, 10:14:34 pm
I thought I heard ms trish-elliot said it was from 7th sep?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Damash on August 14, 2018, 10:18:57 pm
I thought I heard ms trish-elliot said it was from 7th sep?

I read the 7th of September on the Enrolment policy document. The wait is agonising. At least we donít have to wait too long.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: jupiterise on August 14, 2018, 11:39:15 pm
I keep beating myself up about what I said during the interview. After somethingís said, I must always think of a better response hours later, which is unfortunate.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Damash on August 15, 2018, 07:24:42 am
I keep beating myself up about what I said during the interview. After somethingís said, I must always think of a better response hours later, which is unfortunate.

You should be proud to have been selected for the interview. Donít let regret take that away from you. We all think back on how we could have done things better but thatís how we learn. We are all in the same boat now and just waiting for an outcome letter.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on August 15, 2018, 10:55:59 am
Does the group activities play a part in weather your selected or is it mainly the one on one interview ?? Cuz when we were doing the activities I didnít rlly see anyone taking notes idk
I guess the group activities were to calm our nerves
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mel1976 on August 15, 2018, 12:00:50 pm
Itís to see how much one can contribute to a crisis situation. Also to check whether anyone is dominant or quite . It does  pays part in selection along with problem solving and personal interview.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 15, 2018, 01:39:30 pm
now that all the interviews are finished,
can we discuss what answer people got for there puzzle
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on August 15, 2018, 02:43:59 pm
now that all the interviews are finished,
can we discuss what answer people got for there puzzle
17 minutes
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on August 15, 2018, 04:15:39 pm
17 minutes

I think there were two puzzles, one with a bridge and one with a grid. Most people got 17 minutes for the bridge, and 1000 for the grid.

Do you guys think your problem solving process was good? I think I solved mine in the most efficient way :p
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Lear on August 15, 2018, 04:31:44 pm
 Was it similar to this question by any chance.
Ď. Adam, Bob, Clair and Dave are out walking: They come to rickety old wooden bridge. The bridge is weak and only able to carry the weight of two of them at a time. Because they are in a rush and the light is fading they must cross in the minimum time possible and must carry a torch (flashlight,) on each crossing.

They only have one torch and it can't be thrown. Because of their different fitness levels and some minor injuries they can all cross at different speeds. Adam can cross in 1 minute, Bob in 2 minutes, Clair in 5 minutes and Dave in 10 minutes.

Find the minimum time in which all can crossí
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Lear on August 15, 2018, 04:54:20 pm
http://puzzles.nigelcoldwell.co.uk/twentyfive.htm

Solution is here if anyone is interested :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: suhdb on August 15, 2018, 05:13:59 pm
Does the group activities play a part in weather your selected or is it mainly the one on one interview ?? Cuz when we were doing the activities I didnít rlly see anyone taking notes idk
I guess the group activities were to calm our nerves
i think they both count into the result because there was one person watching the group interview and one writing notes behind
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 15, 2018, 06:24:30 pm
i got the other one.

is the difficulty of the puzzle based on your results or its just random?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on August 15, 2018, 06:45:09 pm
i got the other one.

is the difficulty of the puzzle based on your results or its just random?

It's just random, based on day by day (everyone on the same day gets the same puzzle). Think of it this way: would they really go out of the way to tailor puzzles to everyone? It's simply not efficient and unnecessary. The puzzle itself wasn't too hard because they wanted to see how you thought and problem solved.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 15, 2018, 06:47:13 pm
which one did you get turtle
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 15, 2018, 07:13:20 pm
I didnt do so well for the puzzle  :-\
I had the bridge problem
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on August 15, 2018, 07:26:50 pm
which one did you get turtle

I had the 10x10 grid where you had to all all the numbers up. The answer is 1000, and I solved it really fast by rearranging the equation.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 15, 2018, 07:30:47 pm
looololo your so confident with your answer.


Well then i got it wrong. Oh well.
But the answer for the sum of the first column was 49. Right?
Were you supposed to include the 6 which was substituted with dots.
Ughh
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on August 15, 2018, 07:44:50 pm
looololo your so confident with your answer.


Well then i got it wrong. Oh well.
But the answer for the sum of the first column was 49. Right?
Were you supposed to include the 6 which was substituted with dots.
Ughh

Hm? That is just 1+2+3...+10, which equals 11*5 = 55...
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 15, 2018, 07:47:02 pm
Sucks how we had to wait for entrance exam results now we have to wait for the interview results  :-X
Lol i thought we dont add the dots.
oh well,i dont think i will get in now
It was only a small fraction of the interview stage - don't think it will have a huge effect.  :P
If you did a quite lengthy talk with your interviewer you would've done well, i think xd
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 15, 2018, 07:55:38 pm
Lol i thought we dont add the dots.
oh well,i dont think i will get in now
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 15, 2018, 08:10:59 pm
oooooo nooo noo wait.... for part a i wrote 49, and also mentioned that i was excluding the 6. Would that count?

and also i didnt get 1000. How did you wrk that bit out turtle

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on August 15, 2018, 08:45:50 pm
How did the question about population in the one on one interview go? What did u guys come up with?  ???
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 15, 2018, 09:08:35 pm
The more people, the more food demand. Agriculture causes soil degradation and one day in the future, land may run out to utilise for food.

The more our population, the more our ozone layer weakens and Australiaís ozone layer is already weaker than the ones on other countries.

Idk lol thatís all I came up with
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 15, 2018, 09:08:57 pm
What about you
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on August 15, 2018, 09:40:38 pm
What about you

Well I said that the more the population increases, the more the natural resources of the earth is in demand sort of like oil and coal
And I gave an example that if oil were to run out because of the increasing population then science could help to make alternatives such as bio fuel idk :/
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 15, 2018, 10:06:00 pm
I said that increasing population -> more transportation because people would have to live further from the CBD (more fossil fuels used, ruining of environment - solution: biofuel, other renewable energy)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on August 16, 2018, 08:10:13 am
oooooo nooo noo wait.... for part a i wrote 49, and also mentioned that i was excluding the 6. Would that count?

and also i didnt get 1000. How did you wrk that bit out turtle

We have a 10*10 grid where the first column/row is 1-10 and the last is 10-19.

I did this:
1(1)+2(2)+3(3)... +2(18)+1(19)
= 1(1+19)+2(2+18)...+10(10)
=1(20)+2(20)+...9(20)+10(10)
= 20+40+60...+180+100
Then
= 200*5
=1000
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ladan.shafane on August 16, 2018, 08:42:56 am
Does anyone know what's goin to happen to the people that got into the second round?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on August 16, 2018, 03:36:32 pm
I think they might get offers depending on how many first round people accept their offers.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 16, 2018, 06:43:41 pm
If you think about it 450-500 people are selected in total
Although I donít know the numbers there was probs 200 girls, 250 boys or vice versa to the approx.
so for each gender itís not much of a competition as around 100 get in for male and female.

However we donít know what might happen😭

I am so much free time on my hands. All I am doing in that time is stressing out

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on August 16, 2018, 07:37:59 pm
If you think about it 450-500 people are selected in total
Although I donít know the numbers there was probs 200 girls, 250 boys or vice versa to the approx.
so for each gender itís not much of a competition as around 100 get in for male and female.

However we donít know what might happen😭

I am so much free time on my hands. All I am doing in that time is stressing out



Same here, Iím so used to studying or practising
I donít even know what to do w my life anymore lol
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Brazucareal on August 16, 2018, 09:34:41 pm
My group was so bad  :(.
We had something like a spin top so others in my group said it was a toy, but I did guess what it was actually used for :P
Hey there! the "spin the top" is actually a syringe filter
(https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Yuan-Yeu_Yau/post/What_is_a_good_syringe_filter_for_midi_preps/attachment/59d629ca79197b80779884cd/AS%3A337170125606913%401457399030340/image/Nalgene-syringe-filters.jpg)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 16, 2018, 09:49:35 pm
Lmao did you get that one as well? (I didn't want to tell others what I specifically got)
I just said it was filter for some medication
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ladan.shafane on August 17, 2018, 10:45:30 am
On the email it stated that if you got into the second round you'll get a email saying so at the end of august
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 17, 2018, 09:36:04 pm
I think we shouldn't post anything more about the interviews because people will be doing them soon... (second round interviews)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: emonerd on August 18, 2018, 12:15:14 pm
I think we shouldn't post anything more about the interviews because people will be doing them soon... (second round interviews)
hey there! I'm a current year 10 student at jmss and all i can say is sTop WorrYiNG! It seems like you are all extremely passionate and I think you guys would have done great! Last year, I did pretty bad in the small puzzle thing and didn't do amazing in the group activities either. So don't worry if you think you messed up some of those parts. My one on one interview went alright, I think thats probably the main deciding factor. Also, I don't believe that there is a second round for interviews, but i could be mistaken.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 18, 2018, 05:21:34 pm
hey there! I'm a current year 10 student at jmss and all i can say is sTop WorrYiNG! It seems like you are all extremely passionate and I think you guys would have done great! Last year, I did pretty bad in the small puzzle thing and didn't do amazing in the group activities either. So don't worry if you think you messed up some of those parts. My one on one interview went alright, I think thats probably the main deciding factor. Also, I don't believe that there is a second round for interviews, but i could be mistaken.
Lmao im not anxious, just saying if we post stuff there are 'ghost readers' who could use this against us for their advantagee
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 18, 2018, 05:42:51 pm
2nd round interviews are only for students that get an interview is someone from the one first round declines their admission right? What are the second round interviews?

I thought only the first 500 would be prioritised.
Iím confused 😭
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on August 18, 2018, 06:25:17 pm
2nd round interviews are only for students that get an interview is someone from the one first round declines their admission right? What are the second round interviews?

I thought only the first 500 would be prioritised.
Iím confused 😭
This is what i think
Second round interviews are only made IF there are any spots left over from the first round people. Eg, Let's say 199 people from first round accept but there is still one place left over. That one place will go over to the second round interview.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 18, 2018, 08:35:50 pm
This is what i think
Second round interviews are only made IF there are any spots left over from the first round people. Eg, Let's say 199 people from first round accept but there is still one place left over. That one place will go over to the second round interview.
That's what it is
Simplified, if someone declines interview a person who missed out could get a chance at the interviews.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: emonerd on August 18, 2018, 10:06:33 pm
I could be wrong, but if someone declines their interview thereís not really any point in asking another student because itís not guaranteed that all the students who get interviewed will get a spot. As in, thereís only 200 spots in year 10 and maybe like 500 who get interviewed, thereís no point in getting more students to interview as they already have more than enough. There will be second round offers though.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Brazucareal on August 19, 2018, 12:29:58 pm
This server has gone dead again. It would probably come back alive around september 7th as it is when we get our results.  ??? ???
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 19, 2018, 03:04:35 pm
It's gone dead cuz nothing to talk about...
19 Days & Several hours to go!!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on August 19, 2018, 03:12:51 pm
Will it come out exactly September the 7th
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: annachan on August 19, 2018, 05:35:35 pm
Will it come out exactly September the 7th

dont think so, the lady there told me to give or take a few days
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 19, 2018, 07:24:17 pm
Last year, they received the outcome on Sept. 8th.

Lol pretty much everybody on last years AN discussion received a place.

I am so anxious. I didnt even get a JMSS teacher. I got a German professor from Monash. This really limited the things i wanted to say.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: S.Lachowski on August 20, 2018, 08:32:26 pm
I got a marine Biologist from Monash. He was really nice.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on August 20, 2018, 10:25:25 pm
Did u guys ask the interviewer what type of teacher they are?? I didnít do that  :-[ now Iím feeling nervous
WAs I supposed to ask questions about them too
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on August 21, 2018, 08:49:03 am
Did u guys ask the interviewer what type of teacher they are?? I didnít do that  :-[ now Iím feeling nervous
WAs I supposed to ask questions about them too

Yes lol. You're pretty much at a disadvantage if you don't ask.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 21, 2018, 10:41:43 am
Lol, itís ok bro, as long as you performed well in other aspects of the interview stage and activities, you will be fine.
You donít have to depend on that one thing

Good luck everybody 😩
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Waranbee on August 21, 2018, 06:12:41 pm
I didnít have the chance to ask any questions so Iím not sure for example my guy told me at the start he is a doctor and there was no point in asking what he taught
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on August 21, 2018, 09:40:26 pm
I didnít have the chance to ask any questions so Iím not sure for example my guy told me at the start he is a doctor and there was no point in asking what he taught
Damn that sucked...
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on August 29, 2018, 07:13:40 pm
Guys i was told by my friend (at jmss)  that we might have a chance of getting our offers a little bit earlier than 7/9/18 because he got his offer earlier last year.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: redchessowl on August 29, 2018, 07:19:58 pm
Guys i was told by my friend (at jmss)  that we might have a chance of getting our offers a little bit earlier than 7/9/18 because he got his offer earlier last year.

How many days earlier than everyone else did he get his offer?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on August 29, 2018, 09:24:32 pm
How many days earlier than everyone else did he get his offer?
Last year it came out on the 8th, a day later than speculated. I TBH reckon it will be on a Friday, the 7th.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on August 30, 2018, 05:49:21 pm
Last year it came out on the 8th, a day later than speculated. I TBH reckon it will be on a Friday, the 7th.

That's because it was sent on Friday. If your outcome should be sent on the 8th, then it's on Saturday, which won't happen. The school would be corresponding to the same day of the week, not the same date of the year.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on August 30, 2018, 08:08:47 pm
Just letting you all know that I talked to Trish (School Admin) when I went to the interviews, she told me that the interview results should come out on the 7th. (And, yes, I'm finally back on AN after a month or two lol)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on August 30, 2018, 09:08:13 pm
Hopefully it is the 7th, good luck all, only a week left. Soooo nervoussss
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on August 30, 2018, 09:08:39 pm
Also, @everyone, if you'd like your EduTest results back, you have to email them around end of October/Term 4. The will then give you your results. But, you HAVE to email/ask, they will not give the results to you if you do no ask.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on August 30, 2018, 09:13:07 pm
Hopefully it is the 7th, good luck all, only a week left. Soooo nervoussss

Yes, I am too, I think that we are all in the same boat. I hope everyone on AN can make it in and we can be classmates! : )

But do remeber that whomever doesn't make it into JMSS, don't lose hope. What your ATAR is, is determined by your hard work, passion, resilience and will. If you are a good student (or willing to become one) then schools don't matter whatsoever. Just always know that 90% of your VCE outcome will be determined by you and that your school and teachers only affect 10%. I wish you all the best of luck for your future!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 31, 2018, 05:46:01 pm
Like there was a 5% rule before, is there any such rule for the interview stage
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on August 31, 2018, 07:18:15 pm
Like there was a 5% rule before, is there any such rule for the interview stage

Yes, for your cohort, a 3% rule applies. So, if at your school, there were a total of 300 in Yr 9, only 10 ppl max can be accepted from your specific school.

300x 0.03 = 10

That's it. Hopefully this answered your q. : )
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: vsmk on August 31, 2018, 07:21:16 pm
A girl in my school said that she has got confirmation of admission today. I am not sure if she is saying the truth. Has anyone got admission emails ? I was told they will come out around 7th? Does anyone know?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 31, 2018, 07:26:33 pm
 
I donít think it can be that early. Sheís probably lying.
Hahaha thanks bro, I understood.
No one in my school tried out. Do I receive a slight advantage?
Probably not, right
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on August 31, 2018, 07:28:41 pm

I donít think it can be that early. Sheís probably lying.
Hahaha thanks bro, I understood.
No one in my school tried out. Do I receive a slight advantage?
Probably not, right

Yes, you do. Not a huge one though. But one nontheless!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on August 31, 2018, 07:30:20 pm
A girl in my school said that she has got confirmation of admission today. I am not sure if she is saying the truth. Has anyone got admission emails ? I was told they will come out around 7th? Does anyone know?

This is quite likely to be a lie as I know 30+ ppl who applied for JMSS and none of them have received any news. She's like to be trolling you.

ONLY ANOTHER WEEK TO GO!!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 31, 2018, 08:15:31 pm
Haha Universe, youíve planned you future on the AN description.

I like that
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on August 31, 2018, 09:24:17 pm
Haha Universe, youíve planned you future on the AN description.

I like that
How many people are accepted, anyone also know any other statistics of when the results usually come out
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on August 31, 2018, 10:44:47 pm
Wait guys,
Instead of 200 students, Is there a chance of there being 204-206 students being selected. So maybe like 4 or 6 extra.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on September 01, 2018, 11:26:18 am
Who else thinks it feel sooo close now, now that we are in September
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on September 01, 2018, 11:36:24 am
Who else thinks it feel sooo close now, now that we are in September

Yes, IKR!

How many people are accepted, anyone also knows any other statistics of when the results usually come out

Well, they usually accept ~200 but I have heard from some current JMSS students that JMSS may be reducing their total number of students accepted this year to around ~150 due to them being at full capacity already. This is not confirmed by any JMSS staff.

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on September 01, 2018, 11:38:49 am
Haha Universe, youíve planned you future on the AN description.

I like that

haha TY. Though, I have taken it down because a friend of mine said that it's better to stay modest and just keep the details to yourself. Well, now you know my future plans XD.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on September 01, 2018, 01:07:39 pm
This year in year 10 there's only like 190 - 180 people
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on September 01, 2018, 03:53:26 pm
This year in year 10 there's only like 190 - 180 people

I think that's because some people drop out in the first year. I've heard stories of people going to Jmss and complaining how their curriculum is too 'science focused'.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on September 01, 2018, 08:19:43 pm
I think that's because some people drop out in the first year. I've heard stories of people going to Jmss and complaining how their curriculum is too 'science focused'.
lolol wonder why it's called a "science school"
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: busybee on September 01, 2018, 09:42:23 pm
oh hi!
 :D

i was wondering if someone rejects an offer to go to this school...
do they interview even more people to fill in?
just confused

soz if i am bothering y'all
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: tsugumi on September 02, 2018, 11:46:29 am
Did anyone else get the second round of interviews?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on September 02, 2018, 01:05:04 pm
5 days away lads, Iím literally counting the days. I really want this. Like so bad
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 02, 2018, 02:15:24 pm
Iím not even that confident, lmao.
Iím having a strange gut feeling.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on September 02, 2018, 03:42:35 pm
5 days away lads, Iím literally counting the days. I really want this. Like so bad
Exact same here... The anticipation is real. The days are seeming to get longer as it gets closer to Friday.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on September 02, 2018, 03:44:36 pm
Iím not even that confident, lmao.
Iím having a strange gut feeling.
Dw Herman! We're all in the same boat together. I know how that feels. Just beleive in yourself!  :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ladan.shafane on September 02, 2018, 04:32:44 pm
Did anyone else get the second round of interviews?
Yeah I got one too, does anyone know when we'll be emailed about second round offers?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 02, 2018, 05:19:32 pm
Hey guys, I know I recieved a massive advantage to be selected for interviews since no one from my school tried out.
Do you think they selected me because of this rule or I recieved good results and they looked at that.

I have a feeling that I did not do so great in the exam and was only considered because of the rule.

Am I wrong? Someone help
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on September 02, 2018, 05:24:34 pm
Hey guys, I know I recieved a massive advantage to be selected for interviews since no one from my school tried out.
Do you think they selected me because of this rule or I recieved good results and they looked at that.

I have a feeling that I did not do so great in the exam and was only considered because of the rule.

Am I wrong? Someone help

No your exam results should not really matter. It should only matter if there's competition between you and the people in your school that have tried out. And since no one from your school tried out, it should be all fine.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on September 02, 2018, 05:27:34 pm
Hey guys, I know I recieved a massive advantage to be selected for interviews since no one from my school tried out.
Do you think they selected me because of this rule or I recieved good results and they looked at that.

I have a feeling that I did not do so great in the exam and was only considered because of the rule.

Am I wrong? Someone help
that percentage rule is for the maximum number of students from each school. So as no one from your school tried out, JMSS can pick you if they want.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on September 02, 2018, 05:36:09 pm
Hey guys, I know I recieved a massive advantage to be selected for interviews since no one from my school tried out.
Do you think they selected me because of this rule or I recieved good results and they looked at that.

I have a feeling that I did not do so great in the exam and was only considered because of the rule.

Am I wrong? Someone help
Also, you don't have a massive advantage
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 02, 2018, 06:46:51 pm
Can JMSS refute the rule if there is one person trying out from the school
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on September 02, 2018, 07:04:48 pm
Letís keep talking everyday lads, it makes me feel better that there is someone in my own boat and I like talking about this. 4 days. Iím literally sleeping early so the next day comes quicker. So nervous
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on September 02, 2018, 07:11:21 pm
Can JMSS refute the rule if there is one person trying out from the school

They can only refute if you do really shit on the exam or really shit on the interview. The thing with you is that since you are the only person trying from your school, all you need to do is meet their expectations so the % rule doesn't apply to you. In fact in your scenario, just forget about the rule. What's important is whether you meet their minimum standards or not. Sorry if its a bit wordy
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on September 02, 2018, 08:01:38 pm
Last years applicants received their offers as early as 30th July.  The Enrolment Policy and procedures for 2018 stated that outcomes would be emailed on the 8th September.

I canít be certain, but if JMSS continues the same trend as last year and the previous years before then, I would expect that emails will start rolling out as soon tomorrow.

Good luck everyone.
Tomorrow  is the 3rd, I think they will start on the 7th
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on September 02, 2018, 11:05:37 pm
Last years applicants received their offers as early as 30th July.  The Enrolment Policy and procedures for 2018 stated that outcomes would be emailed on the 8th September.

I canít be certain, but if JMSS continues the same trend as last year and the previous years before then, I would expect that emails will start rolling out as soon tomorrow.

Good luck everyone.

Are you sure? I'm pretty sure they all came out on Friday and not earlier.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on September 02, 2018, 11:20:42 pm
Quote from: Mr. Universe li ;nk=topic=175526.msg1061029#msg1061029 date=1535893537
Are you sure? I'm pretty sure they all came out on Friday and not earlier.
As i have said before, last year my friend received his email a couple days earlier than expected. So everyone, be sure to check your email and hope for the best ;D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: annachan on September 02, 2018, 11:43:28 pm
does anyone know if all the results come out on the same day at the same time or will it vary for time/spread out over a day or two.

btw good luck ~
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ladan.shafane on September 03, 2018, 11:21:54 am
Does anyone know what's going to happen to people that got into the second round?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: annachan on September 03, 2018, 02:57:54 pm
four more daysssss
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on September 03, 2018, 03:36:59 pm
Iím so scared :(((
Feeling so nervous but a bit excited too  :-[ ;D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on September 03, 2018, 04:05:09 pm
Iím so scared :(((
Feeling so nervous but a bit excited too  :-[ ;D
The weekend went so slowly, the week will go quickly becuase itís school. Friday will be here soon. OMG canít wait
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on September 03, 2018, 04:29:46 pm
Idk if its true but some jmss kids heard rumours it might come by Wednesday (5th) this week!!!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: annachan on September 03, 2018, 05:12:02 pm
HOLYYYYY F GUYS I GOT IN. EMAILS CAME OUT
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: annachan on September 03, 2018, 05:13:24 pm
SOMEONE REPLY BC IM FREAKING OUTTTT FVEUFNVKNE OMGGG
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: redchessowl on September 03, 2018, 05:14:49 pm
SOMEONE REPLY BC IM FREAKING OUTTTT FVEUFNVKNE OMGGG
CONGRATULATIONS! GOOD JOB! OMG IM FREAKING OUT
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 03, 2018, 05:15:41 pm
OMG CONGRATULATIONS. my mum is at work. Imma ask her.
ANYONE ELSE GET THERES
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: redchessowl on September 03, 2018, 05:16:53 pm
OMG I GOT IN TOO
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on September 03, 2018, 05:17:18 pm
HOLYYYY I GOT IN OMGOMGOMGOGMOGM
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Joseph41 on September 03, 2018, 05:20:23 pm
Good luck, everyone. :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 03, 2018, 05:21:05 pm
I knew this was gonna happen. EVERYONE ON AN was going to get in. My mum is at work. OMGGG HELPPP
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: G_00123 on September 03, 2018, 05:21:17 pm
I GOT IN TO JMSS
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: jupiterise on September 03, 2018, 05:34:05 pm
Do those who do not gain entry to JMSS still receive a rejection letter?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: annachan on September 03, 2018, 05:37:19 pm
Do those who do not gain entry to JMSS still receive a rejection letter?

the lady on the day told me they would~ if you didnt get a letter yet, dw, i think they're sending it on in intervals. Don't lose hope!!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on September 03, 2018, 05:40:46 pm
Yeah people are getting in
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on September 03, 2018, 05:42:24 pm
Haven't got mine yet, btw does anyone else think it's weird that they send it after office hours, at 5pm?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on September 03, 2018, 05:43:18 pm
 I donít think imma get in,:(
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: emonerd on September 03, 2018, 05:45:40 pm
holy HECK IM SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS !! If you havenít got your letter yet, donít worry! Iím pretty sure they send out their emails in rounds, (donít think itís dependent  on how well you did, just the order) I remember last year, everyone on AN got theres earlier than mine by like half an hour, and I thought I havenít got in, but I did. GOOD LUCK!!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: suhdb on September 03, 2018, 05:46:23 pm
around when did you guys who got emails, ,have the interview ??? im suuuuper nervous
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: redchessowl on September 03, 2018, 05:47:59 pm
around when did you guys who got emails, ,have the interview ???
Wednesday the 8th at 9:08
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SChMurpel on September 03, 2018, 06:02:00 pm
Mine was 14th Tuesday (Hvaent got any emails from jmss yet luls)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 03, 2018, 06:02:42 pm
Thatís one of the first interviews in the whole process. That explains everything
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: S.Lachowski on September 03, 2018, 06:04:45 pm
My friend got his. His interview was on the 10th. Same as me. But i havnt got an email yet.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on September 03, 2018, 06:10:31 pm
My friend got his. His interview was on the 10th. Same as me. But i havnt got an email yet.
Alphabetica?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on September 03, 2018, 06:11:07 pm
Congrats to those who got in, I look forward to meeting you on Orientation Day.

Don't forget to start thinking about the Maths test.

For those who have been told they have been wait-listed, good luck to you also, you will find out your status once the acceptance date is passed.

For those who missed out, don't worry there is nothing to stop you from doing well from the comfort of your old school.

I have been excluded from the selection process because my bro was also applying but now the selection process is over I look forward to introducing you to JMSS.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on September 03, 2018, 06:12:58 pm
around when did you guys who got emails, ,have the interview ??? im suuuuper nervous

Aug 14 2:56 pm.
School Starts with "O"
Surname Starts with "S"
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Brazucareal on September 03, 2018, 06:13:28 pm
RESULTS ARE out check you inbox
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: justinely on September 03, 2018, 06:18:45 pm
omg congrats guys!!!!!! sadly, i didnt get in  :'( hopefully i get in with a second round offer :(
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SelectEntryTryHard on September 03, 2018, 06:22:51 pm
omg congrats guys!!!!!! sadly, i didnt get in  :'( hopefully i get in with a second round offer :(
how do u know, did u get a rejection email?
and its alright as long as u know u tried hard.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on September 03, 2018, 06:27:40 pm
omg congrats guys!!!!!! sadly, i didnt get in  :'( hopefully i get in with a second round offer :(
Just cross your fingers. Just remember you still have a second chance at getting in(i did the year 11 one and got accepted) and if you try hard enough, you'll get in next year.

(or you could try out for EBSS...)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on September 03, 2018, 06:29:02 pm
I got rejected and put on the waiting list, Rip the dream
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: S.Lachowski on September 03, 2018, 06:29:54 pm
I havnt even gotten an email.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SelectEntryTryHard on September 03, 2018, 06:31:29 pm
well good job to anyone who got in and for those who haven't theres always next time
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: S.Lachowski on September 03, 2018, 06:43:33 pm
will they be sending out more emails soon??
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: annachan on September 03, 2018, 06:49:26 pm
my interviews were 13th August at around 2pm. For the interview EMAIL, i got it pre early; around 11am
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on September 03, 2018, 07:04:12 pm
For those who haven't recieved any email, it's still OK: if you didn't get in, they will send a rejection letter. So we still have a chance, it's just that not all the emails were sent together.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 03, 2018, 07:18:39 pm
Yep, your right.

Now the wait for 5 o clock tomorrow.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on September 03, 2018, 07:26:42 pm
In the mail it said all offers were sent out
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on September 03, 2018, 07:39:27 pm
To all who haven't gotten an acceptance offer as of yet, DO NOT lose hope, as @turtlesforeveryone mentioned, you do get a rejection email. Second round offers are still plausible for many of us on AN. If you don't make it in, do not feel bad, life has it's ups and downs and resilience is what will make you successful in life. This AN community is filled with intelligent young people who WILL NOT be deterred by a puny "rejection email". Always strive for your highest and you will accomplish your goals.

To all who did/will make it in, I'd love to meet you all next year. I would love to meet you all and am glad that my next cohort is filled with such amazing people.  :D and CONGRATULATIONS, the hard work has paid off!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 03, 2018, 07:47:39 pm
Iím confused.
So are we in the second round or there are still offers going to be sent.
We would have received a rejection email, if we didnít pass.

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on September 03, 2018, 07:51:16 pm
Iím confused.
So are we in the second round or there are still offers going to be sent.
We would have received a rejection email, if we didnít pass.
People who didn't get first round offer today might get one over the next few weeks depending on the amount of vacancies left over. I believe second round offers are highly unlikely/rare.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 03, 2018, 08:02:55 pm
So basically, I didnít pass.
Oh well 😩
Congrats to the ppl who made it
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on September 03, 2018, 08:03:23 pm
People who didn't get first round offer today might get one over the next few weeks depending on the amount of vacancies left over. I believe second round offers are highly unlikely/rare.
I wonít pin my hopes on second round, time to move on
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: busybee on September 03, 2018, 08:25:45 pm
so if i didn't get an interview at all
can i get in to the school
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on September 03, 2018, 08:35:07 pm
so if i didn't get an interview at all
can i get in to the school
please explain more
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 03, 2018, 08:44:44 pm
Did anyone else get the email
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on September 03, 2018, 08:45:40 pm
Did anyone else get the email
what email?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 03, 2018, 08:50:16 pm
The acceptance one
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on September 03, 2018, 08:51:26 pm
The acceptance one
First round offers are done, second round later in September
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 03, 2018, 08:52:22 pm
I doubt that ppl will reject the offer.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on September 03, 2018, 09:06:12 pm
So basically, I didnít pass.
Oh well 😩
Congrats to the ppl who made it

Nah, you just gotta have to wait. I know a person from my school who received their rejection email today. Also, Imo (sorry man, but I gotta have to expose you) turtlesforeveryone is a pretty smart dude (a gifted kiddo), but he hasn't got his the outcome yet, so keep your hope high!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 03, 2018, 09:12:50 pm
Unless Galactic made a mistake reading the email which I know he didnít,

It says that all offers were sent out.
So we are all in the second round can only get admission if someone puts down the offer

Turtle should have totally deserved a place.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 03, 2018, 09:22:31 pm
The irony is that we had the same interviewer
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: busybee on September 03, 2018, 09:30:49 pm
like if i didn't do any interview at all ...
do i have a chance of getting into the school
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Damash on September 03, 2018, 09:54:24 pm
Does anyone know the likelihood of getting in on a second round offer or know of anyone from previous years that received one?

I sadly got my email and didnít get in first round.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 03, 2018, 09:56:13 pm
Guys, I got no email of any rejection or anything.
Whatís going on
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: annachan on September 03, 2018, 10:02:46 pm
like if i didn't do any interview at all ...
do i have a chance of getting into the school

I don't think you should give up on hope. Just wait a couple more days, if you don't make it in, there should be a rejection letter. But as long as there isn't one, keep hoping!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on September 03, 2018, 10:07:12 pm
Does anyone know the likelihood of getting in on a second round offer or know of anyone from previous years that received one?

I sadly got my email and didnít get in first round.

You guys do realise that second round offers only goes to like around 10 people max? As long as they have a minimum of 190 (or 200) people, even if there has been people that have turned down offers they probably won't send out second offers. The second offers that they DO give out are to people with extremely high academic merit (the type of people that have A+ in all their subjects and competition awards)

P.S I heard this from a graduate
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 03, 2018, 10:17:08 pm
Are the rejection email and second round emails different.

Everybody check your spam. I got a second round email.

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on September 03, 2018, 10:20:20 pm
Are the rejection email and second round emails different.

Everybody check your spam. I got a second round email.

Aye congrats
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on September 03, 2018, 10:23:15 pm
Hey I have recieved my email. I unfortunately did not get in, despite all you kind people on atarnotes and the subsequent discord believing I would make it. I've still got my hopes for the second round offer, but the odds are against us.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on September 04, 2018, 07:22:27 am
Are the rejection email and second round emails different.

Everybody check your spam. I got a second round email.


Are the rejection email and second round emails different.
Bro you probably got 1st round but it went to spam. Good job man
Everybody check your spam. I got a second round email.


Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Bryan2003 on September 04, 2018, 10:15:44 am
I seriously doubt that I will get a second round interview. I don't really know what happened, because I felt like I did so well during the interview process! My junk mail just said that there are limited places on offer and yada yada, and then it said that those who don't submit by 10th of September will be sent to others as a second round.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 04, 2018, 11:06:57 am
Hey Bryan, who was your interviewer
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Bryan2003 on September 04, 2018, 11:32:46 am
Hi Herman, my interviewer was Ms. pattiarachi I think? She is Indian/Sri Lankan.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Bryan2003 on September 04, 2018, 11:45:36 am
I believe that I have had a pretty good chat with her, she sidetracked the questions asking about my siblings and my family. This is up in my arena because I like to talk about my personal life, and we rambled about it for a while. Then she went back to the questions.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on September 04, 2018, 01:01:28 pm
Holy shit guys I got in I had like zero hopes!
I'm so so so excited to meet all of you that I haven't met yet!
To a fab y10 n VCE experience!

(please dont beat yourself up if you didn't get, getting in or not getting in does not say anything about you as a person or student! Love you all!)

Also random q, what do we do from here (after we've approved)? Isn't there some meeting thing in october???
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on September 04, 2018, 01:14:22 pm

Also random q, what do we do from here (after we've approved)? Isn't there some meeting thing in october???

In this order :

1) Enrolment Confirmation
2) The Methods test ( optional )
3) Course Information Evening
4) Course Counselling session
5) Course Confirmation
6) Orientation Day and meet your buddy ( December )
7) Induction Camp ( Beginning of school year 2019 )

Enjoy!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on September 04, 2018, 01:42:19 pm
In this order :

1) Enrolment Confirmation
2) The Methods test ( optional )
3) Course Information Evening
4) Course Counselling session
5) Course Confirmation
6) Orientation Day and meet your buddy ( December )
7) Induction Camp ( Beginning of school year 2019 )

Enjoy!


When's orientation? I'm going on a holiday from Dec 1st until early January... Does it really matter if I miss it?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on September 04, 2018, 02:04:12 pm

When's orientation? I'm going on a holiday from Dec 1st until early January... Does it really matter if I miss it?

The date for Orientation Day for this year has not been set yet as it depends on the VCE exam timetable. On the day you will :

1) Meet the rest of your cohort
2) Find out what house and home group you are in as well as meet your buddy and the people in your home group
3) Play some get-to-know-everyone games
4) My favorite part - free lunch ! Cooked by the PTA and current students

They can be a bit daunting as there will be 200 of you and you won't know more than 5 of them ( if you are lucky ) but it is suppose to be an ice breaker and give you the opportunity to meet everyone. My suggestion is to circulate and meet as many people as you can since you won't know if you will share classes with any of the people you meet. There is no need to be shy as you will all be in the same boat. The worst thing that can happen is that you meet one person and you get on really well with them and you spent the whole day with them then find out later that that one person that you have made friends with is 1) not in any of your classes 2) decided to go elsewhere 3) turns out you don't get on with them as well as you thought.

If you can't make it to Orientation Day, you will miss out on a fun day but there will still be plenty of opportunity for you to meet the others before school starts at the Induction Camp.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Bryan2003 on September 04, 2018, 02:37:57 pm
I don't know what to do. I didn't get accepted and now I'm pretty depressed. Should I go for JMSS and EBSS next year? I seriously have no clue at the moment and my brain is dead.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on September 04, 2018, 03:05:32 pm
I don't know what to do. I didn't get accepted and now I'm pretty depressed. Should I go for JMSS and EBSS next year? I seriously have no clue at the moment and my brain is dead.

But why are you depressed just because you missed out on being selected? Is it because you feel you have "failed" because you didn't get an offer? Do you feel that because you didn't get an offer, that you are "stupid"?

Without being condescending to the people who did get an offer, there is always an element of luck in these situations. This does not indicate that you are not "good enough" or not as good as the people who did get an offer. There are a range of factors that are outside your control that could have affected the outcome which is unrelated to you as a person.

There are good and bad things about JMSS staying at your old school does not mean that you won't be able to reach your full potential. Let me tell you about some of the negatives of JMSS. The school's only open space is one basketball court, for a school of 600 students. Have you ever try playing a game of basketball with 600 participates? The line for the microwave at lunch time can be so long that by the time you have heated up your lunch, lunch time is over. And the canteen food, OMG don't even get me started. And I never did quite get the whole point of "team teaching" with double class size ( 50 ). The list goes on and on ...

While everyone is trying to make new friends and settle into a new environment next year, you will be at your old school where you know everyone and all the teachers, already have a routine and can mostly be relaxed most of the time, competitiveness can get a bit tiring at JMSS, specially when some people are "sore losers" and even "sorer winners". And the travelling OMG unless you happens to live near the school. I felt so sorry for the people in my year who were coming from Point Coolk, I mean WTF they get up like 4am or sth to get to school.

I think the best thing for you to do is to move on with your life. So you didn't get accepted into JMSS, so what, you are not defined by the school that you attend. If you really want to, you can try again for JMSS next year or EBSS but frankly I think you might be better off spending your time appreciating your current environment and make the most of it than thinking about how your life has been ruined by an "random" event.

I mean I don't think it would have made that much difference to me if I stayed at my old school, my ATAR would still be the same and I would have still said that I could have tried harder, but I am at uni now and how I spent the last 3 years didn't make much difference really.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Bryan2003 on September 04, 2018, 04:38:39 pm
Thanks for that, southmelbdimsim, I really needed that.
As for the JMSS test for year 11, does anyone roughly know the number of applicants applying? I want to know the odds of getting in in Year 11, heard its easier.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: moderatefaith on September 04, 2018, 04:52:41 pm
Hi guys, I got accepted into John Monash, and am currently at Box Hill High School in the SEAL (GAPP) program. What this means is that I am doing work on a year above us, e.g. in year 9 we use the year 10 textbooks, and do the same work as them. If I go to John Monash I will probably be redoing year 10 work next year, and even so the avg. study score isn't much higher than BH considering 66% of our school is in mainstream. My question is do you guys think it is worth going to John Monash, and if so why? I've got some great friends here but I highly doubt I'll have any trouble making new ones.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on September 04, 2018, 05:00:18 pm
Hi guys, I got accepted into John Monash, and am currently at Box Hill High School in the SEAL (GAPP) program. What this means is that I am doing work on a year above us, e.g. in year 9 we use the year 10 textbooks, and do the same work as them. If I go to John Monash I will probably be redoing year 10 work next year, and even so the avg. study score isn't much higher than BH considering 66% of our school is in mainstream. My question is do you guys think it is worth going to John Monash, and if so why? I've got some great friends here but I highly doubt I'll have any trouble making new ones.
I wouldnt if i were you considering you are probably in a better place at your current school. Something you should do is list out the pros and cons and see if accepting the offer is really worth it.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 04, 2018, 05:31:24 pm
Hey guys,
Do you think the personality of the interviewer played a role in the selection. I feel this way.
Correct me if Iím wrong

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on September 04, 2018, 05:38:32 pm
Thanks for that, southmelbdimsim, I really needed that.
As for the JMSS test for year 11, does anyone roughly know the number of applicants applying? I want to know the odds of getting in in Year 11, heard its easier.

Aye i got an offer from both JMSS (year 11)and EBSS this year and if you have any questions about it, pm me, I'll give you a whole paragraph on what to prepare for next year. Don't worry i had the same feeling as you when i failed a selective school test but as long as you work hard, it's highly achievable. There were about 240 students that applied this year and the test was for me quite easy because it had no English component.

I will have to disagree with some aspects of southmel's statement. It really depends on what type of environment you'd thrive in. Many of my peers in my classes have dragged me down because they do not give a shit about their academics and a competitive environment could be beneficial if you are willing to work hard. But it's all up to you in the end.

P.S choose ebss, jmss seems a bit dodgy... Jokes aside, Ebss has less competition because they can enrol up to 100 people and in the exam there was only about 180 that applied.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on September 04, 2018, 05:38:57 pm
Hey guys,
Do you think the personality of the interviewer played a role in the selection. I feel this way.
Correct me if Iím wrong

Yes sadly
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Fish21 on September 04, 2018, 06:38:55 pm
I thought i didnt make it because my dad couldn't find the email. i checked his spam and found it. I made into the school and i want everyone to triple check their email.  :D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Bryan2003 on September 04, 2018, 06:40:29 pm
Hey guys,
Do you think the personality of the interviewer played a role in the selection. I feel this way.
Correct me if Iím wrong

I seriously think so as well. What teacher did you get?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Bryan2003 on September 04, 2018, 06:55:38 pm
Aye i got an offer from both JMSS (year 11)and EBSS this year and if you have any questions about it, pm me, I'll give you a whole paragraph on what to prepare for next year. Don't worry i had the same feeling as you when i failed a selective school test but as long as you work hard, it's highly achievable. There were about 240 students that applied this year and the test was for me quite easy because it had no English component.

I will have to disagree with some aspects of southmel's statement. It really depends on what type of environment you'd thrive in. Many of my peers in my classes have dragged me down because they do not give a shit about their academics and a competitive environment could be beneficial if you are willing to work hard. But it's all up to you in the end.

P.S choose ebss, jmss seems a bit dodgy... Jokes aside, Ebss has less competition because they can enrol up to 100 people and in the exam there was only about 180 that applied.
Pm(ed) you =D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on September 04, 2018, 07:13:46 pm

I will have to disagree with some aspects of southmel's statement. It really depends on what type of environment you'd thrive in. Many of my peers in my classes have dragged me down because they do not give a shit about their academics and a competitive environment could be beneficial if you are willing to work hard. But it's all up to you in the end.

P.S choose ebss, jmss seems a bit dodgy... Jokes aside, Ebss has less competition because they can enrol up to 100 people and in the exam there was only about 180 that applied.


I agree with you about your class could drag you down but hopefully by the time you get to year 10/11/12 most of those who are not interested would have left by then.

But if EBSS is less competitive, isn't it better to go to JMSS because its more competitive and hence inspire to do even better?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on September 04, 2018, 07:27:13 pm
I agree with you about your class could drag you down but hopefully by the time you get to year 10/11/12 most of those who are not interested would have left by then.

But if EBSS is less competitive, isn't it better to go to JMSS because its more competitive and hence inspire to do even better?

Well yes. But i forgot to mention that the amount of time it takes for a person to get to JMSS also accounts for their success in VCE. I mean i know people that wake up 5 in the morning just to get to JMSS and i reckon that is just a waste of 4 hours due to commute.
I might be a bit bias because i do live 2 hours away from JMSS and only 20 mins from EBSS. *However* nevertheless, my point is that selective schools definitely promote a positive and competitive working environment, where students all strive to succeed.

P.S. According to one of my friend that goes to EBSS, EBSS ranks higher than JMSS.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on September 04, 2018, 07:37:29 pm
Hi guys, I got accepted into John Monash, and am currently at Box Hill High School in the SEAL (GAPP) program. What this means is that I am doing work on a year above us, e.g. in year 9 we use the year 10 textbooks, and do the same work as them. If I go to John Monash I will probably be redoing year 10 work next year, and even so the avg. study score isn't much higher than BH considering 66% of our school is in mainstream. My question is do you guys think it is worth going to John Monash, and if so why? I've got some great friends here but I highly doubt I'll have any trouble making new ones.

At JMSS, year 10 is organised differently to your normal year 10 at other schools. Effectively you do both year 10 and year 11 work in year 10 and hence everyone have the opportunity to do a 3/4 unit in year 11 regardless of whether you have been accelerated or not. It would take too long to explain but you won't be repeating much, if any.

I am of the opinion that if you are already happy then what is there to gain by leaving? Since you are already being accelerated and I assume your cohort is above average so you already have that competitiveness that some people need to push themselves. But JMSS does have opportunities that are out of reach of other schools, for example for my year 10 work experience while my friends from my old school was working at the local chemist or dentist or vet answering phones, one of my friends at JMSS was working at Monash Engineering doing programming on a project sponsored by Google. He even got paid and not the $5 a day the rest of us was getting. There was no way my old school could do something like that.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on September 04, 2018, 07:47:30 pm
Well yes. But i forgot to mention that the amount of time it takes for a person to get to JMSS also accounts for their success in VCE. I mean i know people that wake up 5 in the morning just to get to JMSS and i reckon that is just a waste of 4 hours due to commute.
I might be a bit bias because i do live 2 hours away from JMSS and only 20 mins from EBSS. *However* nevertheless, my point is that selective schools definitely promote a positive and competitive working environment, where students all strive to succeed.


Yeah there were people in my cohort that came from Point Cook, get up at 4am and get home at 8pm, I don't know if I should admire their dedication or pity their stupidity, I wouldn't do it.

I do agree with you that ***IN GENERAL*** that a competitive environment can be good but my 3 years at JMSS tells me otherwise. I hope you are picking EBSS, its got to be better than JMSS ( only joking ... not joking hahaha )
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on September 04, 2018, 07:49:44 pm
At JMSS, year 10 is organised differently to your normal year 10 at other schools. Effectively you do both year 10 and year 11 work in year 10 and hence everyone have the opportunity to do a 3/4 unit in year 11 regardless of whether you have been accelerated or not. It would take too long to explain but you won't be repeating much, if any.

I am of the opinion that if you are already happy then what is there to gain by leaving? Since you are already being accelerated and I assume your cohort is above average so you already have that competitiveness that some people need to push themselves. But JMSS does have opportunities that are out of reach of other schools, for example for my year 10 work experience while my friends from my old school was working at the local chemist or dentist or vet answering phones, one of my friends at JMSS was working at Monash Engineering doing programming on a project sponsored by Google. He even got paid and not the $5 a day the rest of us was getting. There was no way my old school could do something like that.

Lmao my cohort is definitely not above average. (I'm in year 10 rn, EBSS next year)

But let's proceed, i think we can agree that your success is dependent on how motivated and happy you are. I mean how is that some schools like MHS and macrob have so many students that get such high marks? It's really obvious isn't it? It isn't because of the teachers, it's because they all motivate eachother. I reckon that there could be a lot of gain in leaving but that's just my opinion.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on September 04, 2018, 07:52:11 pm
Yeah there were people in my cohort that came from Point Cook, get up at 4am and get home at 8pm, I don't know if I should admire their dedication or pity their stupidity, I wouldn't do it.

I do agree with you that ***IN GENERAL*** that a competitive environment can be good but my 3 years at JMSS tells me otherwise. I hope you are picking EBSS, its got to be better than JMSS ( only joking ... not joking hahaha )

Yes im choosing EBSS. i never intended to go JMSS in the first place because its so fking far.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on September 04, 2018, 08:06:42 pm
Lmao my cohort is definitely not above average. (I'm in year 10 rn, EBSS next year)

I hope your cohort is not reading this right now LOL

But let's proceed, i think we can agree that your success is dependent on how motivated and happy you are. I mean how is that some schools like MHS and macrob have so many students that get such high marks? It's really obvious isn't it? It isn't because of the teachers, it's because they all motivate eachother. I reckon that there could be a lot of gain in leaving but that's just my opinion.

MHS gets high marks because there are no girls there and ditto for McRob ( well no boys you know what I mean ... )

Jokes aside yeah you are right.

Mind you when I left MHS after year 9 and went to JMSS for year 10, the average intelligence of both school went up 100% ...
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on September 04, 2018, 08:12:15 pm
I hope your cohort is not reading this right now LOL

MHS gets high marks because there are no girls there and ditto for McRob ( well no boys you know what I mean ... )

Jokes aside yeah you are right.

Mind you when I left MHS after year 9 and went to JMSS for year 10, the average intelligence of both school went up 100% ...

Why'd you leave MHS? The school is so good in comparison (facilities-wise) to JMSS im not even going to joke.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SmartWorker on September 04, 2018, 08:34:45 pm
Regarding the tutoring, it really depends. I personally didn't do James Ann tutoring or anything that trained you for the JMSS exam. You should be fine if you just self-study, but I would also recommend doing practice exams and writing short essays under timed conditions. James Ann pretty much just trains you work fast under time and the work they give you is way beyond the level of difficulty of the real exams.

mi-xao gave a good overview of the 5 exams, but I'll add on. I would recommend focusing on numerical reasoning and mathematics (the other 3 don't require a lot of prior knowledge). I mainly remember these topics from the maths test:
ē Quadratics
ē Factorising
ē Expanding
ē Null factor law
ē Algebra
ē Pythagoras
ē SOH, CAH, TOA
ē Indices

Numerical Reasoning: Know how to do patterns, algebra, sequences, ratios.
Science Reasoning: Think logically and know how to read graphs. You seriously don't need to have a lot of prior knowledge to do well for this test.

Hi, what do I need to know to study for year 11 entrance exam for 2020
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on September 04, 2018, 08:37:22 pm
Why'd you leave MHS? The school is so good in comparison (facilities-wise) to JMSS im not even going to joke.

I didn't like my year 9 cohort at MHS. There were a group of us used to catch the train together, and then one day one of them bet the others that he could get the phone number off a random girl from a random girl school on the train, to cut a long story short, it became a daily competition between the whole group, then they even started secretly filming the whole thing and putting it on facebook. I didn't want to associate with people like that so I left. The funny thing was, the main offender from the group, let's call him Sey, he left MHS and went to JMSS as well. Luckily we didn't travel the same way and he was too busy building his harem at JMSS so I managed to avoid him. Thank god for that. MHS is quite a good school but I find a lot of the students ( in my year ) were quite arrogant because they think they are better than everyone else. Maybe I was just bad at picking friends.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on September 04, 2018, 08:38:26 pm
Oi if there anyone wants advice for next year's tryout, add me on discord "paulthekiller123#4251". Im making a server so i can help you guys out
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on September 04, 2018, 08:39:02 pm
Whatís the liklihood of getting a second round offer for JMS?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on September 04, 2018, 08:43:17 pm
I didn't like my year 9 cohort at MHS. There were a group of us used to catch the train together, and then one day one of them bet the others that he could get the phone number off a random girl from a random girl school on the train, to cut a long story short, it became a daily competition between the whole group, then they even started secretly filming the whole thing and putting it on facebook. I didn't want to associate with people like that so I left. The funny thing was, the main offender from the group, let's call him Sey, he left MHS and went to JMSS as well. Luckily we didn't travel the same way and he was too busy building his harem at JMSS so I managed to avoid him. Thank god for that. MHS is quite a good school but I find a lot of the students ( in my year ) were quite arrogant because they think they are better than everyone else. Maybe I was just bad at picking friends.

It's probably that lmao. Humorous story though
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 04, 2018, 09:03:27 pm
Anyone that is at Uni in this forum,

Is undertaking literature as an elective beneficial for the ATAR
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on September 04, 2018, 09:46:21 pm
Anyone that is at Uni in this forum,

Is undertaking literature as an elective beneficial for the ATAR

You can't be serious. Are you taking Lit just because it scales up?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on September 04, 2018, 09:47:13 pm
Guys what do you mean by "rejection email"? is that the same as second round email or does it just say you failed?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on September 04, 2018, 09:48:05 pm
It says we are unable to offer you a first round offer and after September 10th there is a very low chance of a second round
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on September 04, 2018, 09:51:39 pm
You can't be serious. Are you taking Lit just because it scales up?

MISTAKE MISTAKE MISTAKE BIG BIG MISTAKE
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on September 04, 2018, 09:53:38 pm
It says we are unable to offer you a first round offer and after September 10th there is a very low chance of a second round
is THAT the rejection email?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 04, 2018, 09:54:29 pm
I didnít choose Lit as a subject. I was wondering. Wait is choosing Lit a mistake
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on September 04, 2018, 09:59:12 pm
The date for Orientation Day for this year has not been set yet as it depends on the VCE exam timetable. On the day you will :

1) Meet the rest of your cohort
2) Find out what house and home group you are in as well as meet your buddy and the people in your home group
3) Play some get-to-know-everyone games
4) My favorite part - free lunch ! Cooked by the PTA and current students

They can be a bit daunting as there will be 200 of you and you won't know more than 5 of them ( if you are lucky ) but it is suppose to be an ice breaker and give you the opportunity to meet everyone. My suggestion is to circulate and meet as many people as you can since you won't know if you will share classes with any of the people you meet. There is no need to be shy as you will all be in the same boat. The worst thing that can happen is that you meet one person and you get on really well with them and you spent the whole day with them then find out later that that one person that you have made friends with is 1) not in any of your classes 2) decided to go elsewhere 3) turns out you don't get on with them as well as you thought.

If you can't make it to Orientation Day, you will miss out on a fun day but there will still be plenty of opportunity for you to meet the others before school starts at the Induction Camp.

Sounds like a lot of fun... Lets hope I can make it

Just a bunch of general questions about Monash... Do JMSS students get access to the Monash Library? Does JMSS have its own library? Do JMSS kids get to go on uni lectures sometimes? What other Monash facilities do they have access to?

What are the chances of doing a uni extension in y12 if you're a high achieveing student and love studying like an complete nerd? (I wear the label with pride hahaha)

Are there good leadership roles/extracurricular activities??

Also, apparently PE is compulsory in y10? (tears)

Anything else I need to know before I rock up lol?

Thx in advance for answeing my gazillion questions lmao
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on September 04, 2018, 10:01:15 pm
I didnít choose Lit as a subject. I was wondering. Wait is choosing Lit a mistake

It's the biggest mistake a science person could ever make.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on September 04, 2018, 10:01:49 pm
I didnít choose Lit as a subject. I was wondering. Wait is choosing Lit a mistake

no no not necessarily, but choosing a subject JUST because it scales up is a MISTAAAAAKE


also why woulld anyone choose Lit when u got the SUPERIOR AND ALTRA AMAZING Eng Lang
( is it too obvious which English I'm picking for VCE? hahaha)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on September 04, 2018, 10:04:46 pm
Whatís the liklihood of getting a second round offer for JMS?

I second this. What do you think they will rank us on in order to determine who gets a second round offer first?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on September 04, 2018, 10:15:03 pm
I second this. What do you think they will rank us on in order to determine who gets a second round offer first?
I think this is the priority list
1. reports
2. how well you did in the interview
3. portfolio


RIP to me because I got trash reports so i guess i wont get a second round offer :'( :(
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: busybee on September 04, 2018, 10:25:44 pm
hi !!

if i applied for jmss next year... do u think it would be a good choice bc everyone would be in friendship groups and have done the orientation camp and i wont have any friends...
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on September 04, 2018, 10:31:35 pm
I think this is the priority list
1. reports
2. how well you did in the interview
3. portfolio


RIP to me because I got trash reports so i guess i wont get a second round offer :'( :(

I'm so nervous over this! My year 8 report was really good, and my year 9 report was meh but above average. However I did somehow mess up my interview which is why I did not make it in. If the rankings were based on academics, I may have a chance, but I'm not too confident if they revisit my interview :/
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: annachan on September 04, 2018, 11:54:12 pm
dont stress about ur report. I got accepted and i almost failed two subjects + i have a couple E's. As long as you worded it right, you should be fine.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: quinn_03 on September 05, 2018, 06:51:39 am
(I am in Year 10)

We can use all Monash facilities outside of school hours to my knowledge (we use Monash Sport for PE)... but we're not allowed to loan out books or anything.
JM does have its own library, but it's so small it's barely even and I've never seen anyone actually borrow a book from it?? It's very cute tho ;)
No to uni lectures unless you're doing uni extension, and I'm not sure how that process works but a lot of people do it in Year 12, I think something like 20-30% (don't quote me plz) so you'll be fine.
Yes PE is compulsory but we don't do any fitness testing (yet????) so it's chill.
There are a lot of leadership opportunities, extracurrics are mainly in music tbh but there are things like Parliament, Interact etc as well, and you can do interschool sport.
Good luck with results guys!


Sounds like a lot of fun... Lets hope I can make it

Just a bunch of general questions about Monash... Do JMSS students get access to the Monash Library? Does JMSS have its own library? Do JMSS kids get to go on uni lectures sometimes? What other Monash facilities do they have access to?

What are the chances of doing a uni extension in y12 if you're a high achieveing student and love studying like an complete nerd? (I wear the label with pride hahaha)

Are there good leadership roles/extracurricular activities??

Also, apparently PE is compulsory in y10? (tears)

Anything else I need to know before I rock up lol?

Thx in advance for answeing my gazillion questions lmao
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on September 05, 2018, 07:19:41 am
I know atleast like 20 people who rejected offers so we do stand a chance
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on September 05, 2018, 09:54:05 am
dont stress about ur report. I got accepted and i almost failed two subjects + i have a couple E's. As long as you worded it right, you should be fine.

I don't mean to sound sexist or condescending but the standard for boys and girls are different as far as gaining entrance to JMSS is concern. There are usually less girls applying and the school tries to encourage more girls into Science and hence the bar is set much lower for girls. I am not saying girls are not as smart or anything like that ( the dux of our year was a girl ) but this is just the way it is and its a disadvantage for the boys. Sadly to say with your academic results I would doubt very much if you would have got in if you are a boy. And just in case, if you are a boy, then enjoy the opportunity that you have been given and make sure that you don't end up in the performance management program.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on September 05, 2018, 11:29:57 am
Do JMSS students get access to the Monash Library?
Anyone can use the Monash Libraries and there are many but there are restrictions on borrowing books, however some libraries are only frequented by couples so yeah don't bother trying to go to THAT library to study.
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Does JMSS have its own library?
You do realise that the whole school consist of a 3 storey building and a basketball court? I can run the length of the school in 3 seconds and run the width of the school in 1 second ( okay I exaggerate just a little ) so you would understand that there is not a lot of spare spare. There is a room full of books but I wouldn't call it a library ...
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Do JMSS kids get to go on uni lectures sometimes?
Why would you want to unless you are doing an uni extension subject ... but yeah anyone can go to any uni lectures, there's no security to stop you
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What other Monash facilities do they have access to?
You will use the Oval and the Monash Sports Centre for PE. You will also have access to the Monash Wifi system at any of the Monash campuses.
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What are the chances of doing a uni extension in y12 if you're a high achieving student and love studying like an complete nerd? (I wear the label with pride hahaha)
You will need an 70% average in year 11 in order to apply to do an uni extension subject in year 12. The Faculty that the uni extension subject belong to will either approve or deny your application. In my experience most applications are approved.
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Are there good leadership roles/extracurricular activities??
There's School Captain, House Captain, Sports Leader, IT Leader ... there's so many leadership roles just about everyone can have one ( in the words of Synchrom - if everyone is super, then nobody is ... )

Extracurricular activities include Swimming Carnival, Athletics Carnival, Battle of the Bands ( lip-sync competition ), Harmony Day, Talent Quest ( better known as the Lack of Talent Quest ), all the different Science Fair ( Japan, Singapore, JSSF ... too numerous to list ), Ski trip, World Challenge, Duke of Ed ( if you are into that sort of stuff ), and there are also subject specific extracurricular activities ( for example if you do Dynamic Earth, there is 2 x 3day/2night hikes ). There's also the usual stuff like choir, band etc. I am sure there are plenty that I forgot to mention.

The one extracurricular activity that you would like to avoid is the performance management program ... if your first semester results are not adequate, you will be invited to join the program where you will have your homework reviewed and signed off daily and your progress monitored by an an assigned staff member.
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Also, apparently PE is compulsory in y10? (tears)
PE is compulsory in year 10. There is also Wednesday afternoon activities (compulsory in year 10 and 11 ) where there are many options to choose from and it is more than likely that you will end up doing a sport at some stage.
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Anything else I need to know before I rock up lol?
Since you are a self confessed nerd you should know that you need to achieve a 70% average across all subjects to be able to do a 3/4 subject in year 11. If you achieve a 90% average you can do 2 x 3/4 subjects in year 11. The option to do non-science subjects are very limited ( well it is a science school ) and you can forget about non-scored subjects ( just in case you were considering them ). The subject choice in year 10 is quite different from other schools. Maths and English is the same but there is no Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography etc, there are Dynamic Earth, Marine Science, Quartz and Quasers,Cells and Systems and many other non-traditional subjects and there are many different paths that can lead you to different VCE 1/2 and 3/4 subjects in year 11 so you need to understand these paths. For example if you want to do Bio 3/4, there is no Bio 1/2, instead there is a choice of 3 different subject you can take in year 10 that takes you to Bio 3/4 in year 11 or year 12.

Can't think of anything else but if you have any specific questions please ask.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on September 05, 2018, 11:43:12 am
hi !!

if i applied for jmss next year... do u think it would be a good choice bc everyone would be in friendship groups and have done the orientation camp and i wont have any friends...

In Year 11 everyone makes new friends because there is a mixing of people depending on their subject choices so it should not be a problem. However if you are racist and don't like Chinese or Indians then that could be a problem because the school is full of them HAHAHAHAHAHA
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on September 05, 2018, 12:37:46 pm
(I am in Year 10)

We can use all Monash facilities outside of school hours to my knowledge (we use Monash Sport for PE)... but we're not allowed to loan out books or anything.
JM does have its own library, but it's so small it's barely even and I've never seen anyone actually borrow a book from it?? It's very cute tho ;)
No to uni lectures unless you're doing uni extension, and I'm not sure how that process works but a lot of people do it in Year 12, I think something like 20-30% (don't quote me plz) so you'll be fine.
Yes PE is compulsory but we don't do any fitness testing (yet????) so it's chill.
There are a lot of leadership opportunities, extracurrics are mainly in music tbh but there are things like Parliament, Interact etc as well, and you can do interschool sport.
Good luck with results guys!

Thanks, that clears things up a little.
Also, random question, how do you find the whole 50 kids in a classroom? Do you prefer that to the usual 25ish in a class?
This second question is very specific lol but can you take Cells to Systems as well as Pharmaceutical Science in y10? I heard something about them running at the same time so you cant take them both (rip)?

I'm probs (99%) gonna have to miss Orientation Day (I'll be overseas). Does that matter? Can I just catchup on whatever I missed on camp?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on September 05, 2018, 04:07:23 pm
Could distance be one of the factors they consider while selecting students?
15 people from my school tried out (like ultra smart people) but nobody got in.

That wouldn't make any sense. I live 2 hours away, why would they pick me?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on September 05, 2018, 04:54:52 pm
Could distance be one of the factors they consider while selecting students?
15 people from my school tried out (like ultra smart people) but nobody got in.
Nah it wasn't the distance, it was the fact that there was 15 from the same school ...

Admission Officer : okay let me count how many students from this school, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ( switch hands ) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 ( looks at foot with lace up shoe on and realising he had no free hand to undo the shoe lace ) stuff this I think I will just exclude all these students ...
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on September 05, 2018, 05:04:50 pm
That wouldn't make any sense. I live 2 hours away, why would they pick me?
They obviously picked you because they felt sorry for you because anyone who picks EBSS over JMSS has got to have something wrong with them, right?  :o :o :o  Shouldn't you be hanging out at a EBSS forum instead of a JMSS forum anyway?  :o :o :o  ( Just joking LOL  :) :) :) )
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 05, 2018, 05:32:15 pm
As galactic mentioned that about 20 ppl might be rejecting the offer.

that gives me hope.

But,
why do ppl try out in the first place if they might reject the offer after receiving it?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on September 05, 2018, 05:38:56 pm
As galactic mentioned that about 20 ppl might be rejecting the offer.

that gives me hope.

But,
why do ppl try out in the first place if they might reject the offer after receiving it?
For fun, to see where they stand. You think everyone applying from a school like Melbourne High who gets in will go? Because of that
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on September 05, 2018, 05:40:45 pm
As galactic mentioned that about 20 ppl might be rejecting the offer.

that gives me hope.

But,
why do ppl try out in the first place if they might reject the offer after receiving it?
Yeah thats what i was thinking. People wouldnt dedicate themselves to doing a 3hr exam + a 1hr interview just to deny it and throw away a brilliant opportunity. :'( i just want a second round offer really badly.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on September 05, 2018, 06:45:46 pm
Yeah thats what i was thinking. People wouldnt dedicate themselves to doing a 3hr exam + a 1hr interview just to deny it and throw away a brilliant opportunity. :'( i just want a second round offer really badly.
All that said and done, there are about 600 people in the waiting list so the chances of second round are very low, plus some criteria needs to be calculated. If your school has capped their spots already u canít get one. So bascially, atleast 1-2 people from your school have to reject it for you to get their spot. Thatís whatís with me, I know that I wonít get one becuase the 10 people who got offered all accepted it. Donít get your hopes high. Itís good to hope but donít rely anything on second round becuase the odds are heavily stacked against us. Maybe just try year 11 entry for JMS or something if u really want it bad.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: busybee on September 05, 2018, 06:48:44 pm
As galactic mentioned that about 20 ppl might be rejecting the offer.

that gives me hope.

But,
why do ppl try out in the first place if they might reject the offer after receiving it?


some people who got in have scholarships and if they leave their school they might have to pay it back soo that is why some reject offers..
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: aayush_ on September 05, 2018, 06:50:11 pm
I might be a bit bias because i do live 2 hours away from JMSS and only 20 mins from EBSS. *However* nevertheless, my point is that selective schools definitely promote a positive and competitive working environment, where students all strive to succeed.

P.S. According to one of my friend that goes to EBSS, EBSS ranks higher than JMSS.
dude 1) i think iím going to be in your cohort next year for EBS 2) i live 2 hours away from EBS and like 20 minutes away from JMSS so LOVE THAT
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: busybee on September 05, 2018, 07:04:45 pm
guys do u know if jmss ranks higher than ebss?

jus' wonderin'
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: aayush_ on September 05, 2018, 07:07:34 pm
guys do u know if jmss ranks higher than ebss?

jus' wonderin'
i donít think it really matters theyíre both really good schools that are science and math focused
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on September 05, 2018, 07:13:00 pm
GEEZ ppl. I leave the forum for like 2 day and it's bombarded with 50000000 msgs.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on September 05, 2018, 07:19:34 pm
guys do u know if jmss ranks higher than ebss?

jus' wonderin'

The ranking isn't really applicable because 2/3 of the Uni High cohort(ebs parent school) is filled with locals which drag the school down. However what i can definitely say is that the school has MUCH better facilities than JMSS. (cough one basketball court)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: justinely on September 05, 2018, 07:28:40 pm
At my current school, there are about 57 year nines. Applying the 3% rule, 1.71 people can get in. 3 people applied including me, and one has gotten in.
1.) do you think they can pass the 3% rule a tiny bit and round it to 2 people?
2.) do i have a 0% chance of getting in through a second round offer because the 3% rule has already been done?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: undefined on September 05, 2018, 07:45:13 pm
At my current school, there are about 57 year nines. Applying the 3% rule, 1.71 people can get in. 3 people applied including me, and one has gotten in.
1.) do you think they can pass the 3% rule a tiny bit and round it to 2 people?
2.) do i have a 0% chance of getting in through a second round offer because the 3% rule has already been done?
1) possibly because my previous school had 310 year 9's with around 40 people applying and 11 people getting in.
2) you still have a chance but I'm not sure if you should get your hopes up.

If you apply for year 11 entry there is no 3% rule so you can always try again.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: undefined on September 05, 2018, 08:02:40 pm
The ranking isn't really applicable because 2/3 of the Uni High cohort(ebs parent school) is filled with locals which drag the school down. However what i can definitely say is that the school has MUCH better facilities than JMSS. (cough one basketball court)
Too bad EBSS has literally no option for subject choice as you are given a set course straight through VCE whether you like it or not. If you didn't know, Uni High used to be selective back then and it's over 50 years old and is located right next to unimelb as well as a bunch of research institutes (WEHI) and hospitals, hence why their facilities are so good whereas JMSS opened 7 years ago and can't expand due to it being literally within Monash's campus.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: justinely on September 05, 2018, 08:06:07 pm
1) possibly because my previous school had 310 year 9's with around 40 people applying and 11 people getting in.
2) you still have a chance but I'm not sure if you should get your hopes up.

If you apply for year 11 entry there is no 3% rule so you can always try again.

i see.. thanks for replying!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on September 05, 2018, 08:51:50 pm
Need sum friends 4 next year hmu  :D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: annachan on September 05, 2018, 08:55:10 pm
Need sum friends 4 next year hmu  :D

yo same. can people send through their socials
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on September 05, 2018, 09:58:42 pm
Too bad EBSS has literally no option for subject choice as you are given a set course straight through VCE whether you like it or not. If you didn't know, Uni High used to be selective back then and it's over 50 years old and is located right next to unimelb as well as a bunch of research institutes (WEHI) and hospitals, hence why their facilities are so good whereas JMSS opened 7 years ago and can't expand due to it being literally within Monash's campus.

Depends on the person, i dont mind doing asian 5.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on September 05, 2018, 10:06:15 pm
ALSO LOOKING FOR NEW JMSS BUDDS
DM ME I DONT BITE
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Vman384 on September 06, 2018, 07:45:46 am
Add me on Snapchat or instagram or both @vman384 donít worry Iím usually nice
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Pary_N on September 06, 2018, 07:55:15 am
Fellow humans that made it through DM me I'll add you to a JMSS Y10 2019 Server (on Discord) (if you dont have Discord what are you doing with your life get it) xxx
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on September 06, 2018, 08:02:40 am
Fellow humans that made it through DM me I'll add you to a JMSS Y10 2019 Server (on Discord) (if you dont have Discord what are you doing with your life get it) xxx

Haha yeah. Get DISCORD!!!! JOIN OUR SERVER.
Anybody can also DM me.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on September 06, 2018, 08:05:07 am
Fellow humans that made it through DM me I'll add you to a JMSS Y10 2019 Server (on Discord) (if you dont have Discord what are you doing with your life get it) xxx

Which Discord server are you talking about? Yours or mine?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ninja666 on September 06, 2018, 10:46:00 am
sorry whats discord ?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on September 06, 2018, 10:57:38 am
Guys letís make a grp chat on discord
I just got the app so Iím kinda a noob to this lol  :P
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on September 06, 2018, 11:05:09 am
If u already made a grp, dm me the server   :D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on September 06, 2018, 03:57:09 pm
Anyone else waiting for second round offers?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ninja666 on September 06, 2018, 04:00:06 pm
Anyone else waiting for second round offers?
isn't everyone waiting for second offers ? except for the ones who already accepted I mean
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: justinely on September 06, 2018, 04:13:58 pm
Anyone else waiting for second round offers?

meee :(
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on September 06, 2018, 04:15:18 pm
isn't everyone waiting for second offers ? except for the ones who already accepted I mean

I just wanted to find others who as as desperate as I am lol. Some people did not get in but don't mind staying at their current school, or just didn't want to go to Jmss at all.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on September 06, 2018, 04:22:49 pm
I know I'm not being pragmatic but I desperately want a second round offer. :(

I'm the same here - JMSS really feels like the best school for me... I know I'll be able to cope if nothing works out, but the thought of a second round offer is so obsessive.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: _bxnourr on September 06, 2018, 04:26:37 pm
Pretty sure second round offers will come after 10th September bc thatís the deadline for accepting the offer for most people I think
Stay positive guys
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ninja666 on September 06, 2018, 05:02:07 pm
I just wanted to find others who as as desperate as I am lol. Some people did not get in but don't mind staying at their current school, or just didn't want to go to Jmss at all.
wow u must hate ur school my parents haven't accepted yet so maybe free spot for u
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Yohan on September 06, 2018, 05:38:38 pm
I really want a second round offer bad i know im desperate but ive put so much effort into jmss
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: emonerd on September 06, 2018, 07:17:27 pm
Since you are a self confessed nerd you should know that you need to achieve a 70% average across all subjects to be able to do a 3/4 subject in year 11. If you achieve a 90% average you can do 2 x 3/4 subjects in year 11. The option to do non-science subjects are very limited ( well it is a science school ) and you can forget about non-scored subjects ( just in case you were considering them ). The subject choice in year 10 is quite different from other schools. Maths and English is the same but there is no Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography etc, there are Dynamic Earth, Marine Science, Quartz and Quasers,Cells and Systems and many other non-traditional subjects and there are many different paths that can lead you to different VCE 1/2 and 3/4 subjects in year 11 so you need to understand these paths. For example if you want to do Bio 3/4, there is no Bio 1/2, instead there is a choice of 3 different subject you can take in year 10 that takes you to Bio 3/4 in year 11 or year 12.

Can't think of anything else but if you have any specific questions please ask.

Also, they've taken away the 70% rule this year at jmss,so now the teachers just review your marks and evaluate other things such as work ethic, organisation etc... as well :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Undeadeast15 on September 06, 2018, 07:29:48 pm
Congratulations to all those that ended up making it to JMSS! Hope the school treats you well like it had for me. Make the most of all the opportunities that are given to you, and in general, have a blast as the 3 years go by very quickly. On the other hand, commiserations to those that missed out; don't be too disheartened as there is always next year. Remember, it is not the end if you didn't make it! I'm sure you're all hard-working and will make the most out of your current schools and whatnot! VCE is about you, and how you choose to tackle it, not the school :D 
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 06, 2018, 10:20:26 pm
Applications for EBBS are closed
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on September 06, 2018, 10:35:03 pm
Which Discord server are you talking about? Yours or mine?

I'm talking about your's.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: creepycasez on September 07, 2018, 10:18:12 am
Hey, I'm trying out for JMSS next year and I was wondering, are Hendersons Courses or JAC any help for the JMSS exam?

Thanks.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: suhdb on September 07, 2018, 12:18:59 pm
no one from my school got a first round offer, does this mean we have a little bit more of a chance for a second round offer ? :(
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: vsmk on September 07, 2018, 01:31:08 pm
Hey, I'm trying out for JMSS next year and I was wondering, are Hendersons Courses or JAC any help for the JMSS exam?

Thanks.

Personal opinion having taken JAC for Selctive and Hendersons for JMSSS, i found Henderson was much more useful and helpful than JAC (including the material). Again that is what worked for me.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 07, 2018, 03:33:25 pm
Hey guys,

Is math methods more convenient to undertake, or is it just my opinion.
I have heard many math method study scores being scaled up as well.
Correct me if I am wrong.

EBBS students, donít be triggered. I know Specialist is compulsory there thatís why.

And also what courses are you all looking to go into.
Iím going to go for Bachelor of Biomedicine at Either Monash or Melb.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on September 07, 2018, 04:30:05 pm
Hey guys,

Is math methods more convenient to undertake, or is it just my opinion.
I have heard many math method study scores being scaled up as well.
Correct me if I am wrong.

What do you mean more convienient to undertake? What is that in reference to? Math method does scale up (I think around 5 points), so it is a good idea to include methods in your VCE if you're planning to take the STEM route. Specialist scales up even more (~10), but like any other subject, you shouldn't take it just for the scaling.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 07, 2018, 05:35:15 pm
Ur right,

Spesh is extremely difficult for most people and this can be a deterrent for concentrating on your other subjects that are equally as important, but if you do well on it, you definitely get scaled up by a lot but I am happy about being scaled by 5 or 6. I donít mind aa. :D

At the end it all depends on the person and their admiration for math.

My top three are biology, chemistry and Methods.

What are all of you guys going to be doing for your top three subjects?


Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Vman384 on September 07, 2018, 07:34:34 pm
Hey, I'm trying out for JMSS next year and I was wondering, are Hendersons Courses or JAC any help for the JMSS exam?

Thanks.
I would recommend doing Eduking it was a really big help and a lot of people made it in from who did it here
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: $noopDodd on September 07, 2018, 08:01:26 pm
Hey, I'm trying out for JMSS next year and I was wondering, are Hendersons Courses or JAC any help for the JMSS exam?

Thanks.

Yeah although I didn't write the JMSS test (but its written by edutest so I assume its similar), I found Hendersons extremely useful for Scholarship/Selective school exams, especially compared to other companies like JAC/Edu Kingdom which just give you ridiculously hard practice exams.
It has a hefty cost thought but I'd highly recommend it if you can afford it - particularly for subjects that you aren't feeling too confident in (I found the writing/reading comp/verbal reasoning workshops/material really contributed to my results). If you do it, make sure you don't waste the resources though e.g. for creative/analytical writing, plan out ALL the practice prompts and write as many as you can.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: annachan on September 07, 2018, 11:00:31 pm
Hey, I'm trying out for JMSS next year and I was wondering, are Hendersons Courses or JAC any help for the JMSS exam?

Thanks.

heyyy~ edukingdom is pre good; i quit in yr 8 but studied from old books for jmss. I also got A LOT of help from two alumnus (like the stuff they taught me was really accurate) if you want, dm me and I can help you out with contacting them.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: paulthekiller123 on September 08, 2018, 09:54:15 am
Ur right,

Spesh is extremely difficult for most people and this can be a deterrent for concentrating on your other subjects that are equally as important, but if you do well on it, you definitely get scaled up by a lot but I am happy about being scaled by 5 or 6. I donít mind aa. :D

At the end it all depends on the person and their admiration for math.

My top three are biology, chemistry and Methods.

What are all of you guys going to be doing for your top three subjects?

Depends really. If you are good at maths then yes you should do it because it will scale you up.
However if you are bad at it and only chose specialist because of the scaling, you will find yourself digging your own grave. 

Uh, spesh, methods and bio will be my top. Chem gets conceptually harder towards unit 3/4.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 08, 2018, 12:52:36 pm
However you need chemistry to go into medicine, biomedicine, science so umm yeah...
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Herman on September 08, 2018, 10:05:01 pm
Anybody got any VCE discords that i could join. It could be any related discord hahah.
lol, i could really get great advice from smart ppl.  ;D
Thanks
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on September 10, 2018, 04:08:58 pm
Anybody got any VCE discords that i could join. It could be any related discord hahah.
lol, i could really get great advice from smart ppl.  ;D
Thanks

Hey Herman!! Would you like to join our JMSS Discord? If so, I'll pm you the link. ^^
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: annachan on September 10, 2018, 05:24:23 pm
for the people that are going jmss next yr, did you guys get a confirmation email after the application?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: redchessowl on September 10, 2018, 05:52:09 pm
for the people that are going jmss next yr, did you guys get a confirmation email after the application?

What do you mean?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: vsmk on September 10, 2018, 06:48:52 pm
Submitted in person but no acknowledgement email. Was told will get an email reg information day shortly
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Gigi99 on September 12, 2018, 12:16:44 pm
Anyone here has got second round offer? I know a very slim chance  :'(
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on September 12, 2018, 01:10:30 pm
Anyone here has got second round offer? I know a very slim chance  :'(

Not yet... if anyone here gets a second round offer please tell us so our minds will be at peace.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Vman384 on September 13, 2018, 03:12:15 pm
I just got an email about the info night whoís coming
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on September 13, 2018, 03:21:12 pm
I just got an email about the info night whoís coming
When is the info night?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on September 13, 2018, 03:37:15 pm
When is the info night?

Schedule for JMSS year 10 2019 is as follows:

Information Night is October 11th, 2018 at 7pm

Methods test is October 16th, 2018 at the school

Course Confirmation is November 21st - 23rd, 2018

Orientation Fortnight is November 28th, 2018 to December 12th, 2018 ( okay its actually 2 weeks plus one day )

Year 10 Camp is January 30th to February 1st, 2019 ( 3 days )

All dates are confirmed at this stage.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: redchessowl on September 13, 2018, 04:25:23 pm
Schedule for JMSS year 10 2019 is as follows:

Information Night is October 11th, 2018 at 7pm

Methods test is October 16th, 2018 at the school

Course Confirmation is November 21st - 23rd, 2018

Orientation Fortnight is November 28th, 2018 to December 12th, 2018 ( okay its actually 2 weeks plus one day )

Year 10 Camp is January 30th to February 1st, 2019 ( 3 days )

All dates are confirmed at this stage.

What happens if I miss the methods test? I have school camp and I wonít be able to make it on the 16th.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: 123books123 on September 13, 2018, 10:22:05 pm
How do i apply for the Math Methods exam which is held on the 16th of October? Do i ring up the school or fill in an application form? Or do i get a chance to do that at the information night?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on September 14, 2018, 09:46:03 am
What happens if I miss the methods test? I have school camp and I wonít be able to make it on the 16th.

You miss the test then you don't do methods. Please contact the school to make alternate arrangement for sitting the test.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on September 14, 2018, 09:49:58 am
How do i apply for the Math Methods exam which is held on the 16th of October? Do i ring up the school or fill in an application form? Or do i get a chance to do that at the information night?

You need to sign up for the test for Methods at Information Night.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on September 14, 2018, 06:34:15 pm
Has anyone gotten a second round offer yet? It's the end of the week already.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Yohan on September 15, 2018, 07:31:15 am
No I havent but it said in the email I got to wait until the end of oct and if u dont get anything yet then its over :'(
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Vman384 on September 15, 2018, 02:25:44 pm
Well hang in there guys you still got hope
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on September 15, 2018, 06:20:35 pm
I've heard that the orientation day emails have come out for the ones who made it in. This could possibly mean second round offers are most likely over (since if you were first in line for second round they would have sent the offers out to you quickly).
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on September 16, 2018, 08:44:52 am
I've heard that the orientation day emails have come out for the ones who made it in. This could possibly mean second round offers are most likely over (since if you were first in line for second round they would have sent the offers out to you quickly).
we wont know for sure until the end of october. But i am wondering why they would tell us to wait until the end of october as  the info night is during october.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on September 16, 2018, 12:34:02 pm
I've heard that the orientation day emails have come out for the ones who made it in. This could possibly mean second round offers are most likely over (since if you were first in line for second round they would have sent the offers out to you quickly).

Only the date for the Year 11 for 2019 Orientation Day has been set, the date for Year 10 for 2019 Orientation Day has not been set. Can someone confirm that the Year 10 Orientation Day has been set?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on September 16, 2018, 01:04:51 pm
Only the date for the Year 11 for 2019 Orientation Day has been set, the date for Year 10 for 2019 Orientation Day has not been set. Can someone confirm that the Year 10 Orientation Day has been set?
You're the one that said it was confirmed! >:(
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on September 16, 2018, 02:09:10 pm
You're the one that said it was confirmed! >:(

I never said Orientation Day for Year 10 for confirmed. I said ORIENTATION FORTNIGHT (for year 11) was confirmed.

Anyone else care to confirm about Year 10 Orientation Day? I haven't been told which day I have to work.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: shazza804 on September 16, 2018, 02:31:07 pm
jmss was kinda a last minute choice, and i was wondering if u have any good websites i could use to learn more about science. Also, do u know what i need to knw for the test?
thanks
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on September 16, 2018, 03:15:58 pm
Only the date for the Year 11 for 2019 Orientation Day has been set, the date for Year 10 for 2019 Orientation Day has not been set. Can someone confirm that the Year 10 Orientation Day has been set?

Hey sorry, turns out it was infomation regarding the upcoming information night and science electives expo, not orientation. My point still stands, though.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on September 17, 2018, 12:31:58 am
Hey sorry, turns out it was infomation regarding the upcoming information night and science electives expo, not orientation. My point still stands, though.

Thanks for the update. I would have been pretty pissed if I was left out of the information chain LOL.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Fish21 on September 17, 2018, 10:19:36 am
what should i study for the methods test?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on September 18, 2018, 04:32:58 pm
For anyone still waiting for second offers: I contacted the school, and the offers are finalised today (and were sent out before). So unfortunately there is no chance for us this year.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Reeva.xx on September 23, 2018, 12:24:10 pm
hi guys Iím hoping to try out for jmss next year for year 11, can someone please tell me what tests are conducted and what I should practice in prep for the exam.
Thanks

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: KRAZR on September 24, 2018, 05:23:19 pm
hi guys Iím hoping to try out for jmss next year for year 11, can someone please tell me what tests are conducted and what I should practice in prep for the exam.
Thanks
Theres a lot of tips on this forum, read through it from the beginning if you want to get the best info
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Brazucareal on October 10, 2018, 10:06:13 pm
Wow. :o This server has really died. So I guess 1 more day till info night!!! ::) ::) ;D ;D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SazWaz on October 14, 2018, 10:30:49 pm
Hey Guys,
I am also a student who tried for JMSS and recieved an offer! I will be willing to help anyone with questions or queries about the upcoming tests and interview process! I will be happy to share my experince if anyone wants to know so please feel free to reply to this post.

Good Luck to those trying,
SazWaz
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: southmelbdimsim on October 18, 2018, 09:46:44 am
All places for Year 10 for 2019 has now been filled. If you wish to know your exam results you can now contact the school and request a copy. Please note that your academic results are not the only criteria for acceptance hence your results might not be as you expect. There are students who scored 3 or 4 superiors and did not get an offer and there are students with no superior and got an offer.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: G_00123 on October 19, 2018, 07:17:31 am
All places for Year 10 for 2019 has now been filled. If you wish to know your exam results you can now contact the school and request a copy. Please note that your academic results are not the only criteria for acceptance hence your results might not be as you expect. There are students who scored 3 or 4 superiors and did not get an offer and there are students with no superior and got an offer.
Hey, if I want to know my results, do I email JMSS or Edutest? Thank You
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: redchessowl on October 22, 2018, 10:35:56 am
Hey, if I want to know my results, do I email JMSS or Edutest? Thank You

Email JMSS. I emailed them and they sent my results.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: No U on October 26, 2018, 09:44:30 am
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Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: No U on October 26, 2018, 09:48:32 am
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Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mi-xao-14 on October 30, 2018, 03:31:37 pm
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Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Dphammy:P on December 22, 2018, 09:42:52 pm
Hello peeps. Iím sitting the test for the year 10 entry next year and as time goes by I get more worried. I was just wondering, does anybody have a sample test similar to the real test, if so could you please link me to it thanks.   ;D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: aspiringantelope on December 22, 2018, 10:10:26 pm
Hello peeps. Iím sitting the test for the year 10 entry next year and as time goes by I get more worried. I was just wondering, does anybody have a sample test similar to the real test, if so could you please link me to it thanks.   ;D
Heres math:
https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/school/parents/secondary/mathspractice.pdf
Numerical Reasoning:
https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/school/parents/secondary/numericareasoningpractice.pdf

They should both be fairly easy as they are targeted for Year 8 transitioning into Year 9.
For Year 10 Entry, Numerical Reasoning should be similar but for Mathematics, there would be harder topics for instance, Trigonometry, Index Laws, Probability and Pythagoras Theorem. There are more topics but cannot think on top of my head.

For Science Reasoning, it should just be regarding science in general, which is actually hard to study for but it would be fine if you have a general passion for science.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SidPk16 on December 29, 2018, 03:00:47 am
Hey guys Im going to be writing the jmms entrance test for yr 10 next year and I need some help.So the thing is I'm an Australian citizen studying in India and am eligible to write the exam and I want help so could someone dm me on instagram @sidpark1 please?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: shazza804 on January 01, 2019, 02:58:20 pm
hey, i was just wondering, what did u mean when u were explaining the first essay?
could u give me some examples?
like do u need ur own general knowledge?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Studyameteur on January 11, 2019, 05:33:51 pm
Does anyone know the essay prompts they had for last year? Also, how far back was the science topic talking about in relation to the recent science news? :)

Why did you leave mhs? Was it better tham jmss?

...
Hey, do you by any chance remember the structure of how you wrote your passage and a brief understanding of how well you did?

Mod Edit: Welcome to the forums! Try not to post multiple times in a row - Instead, edit your initial post using the 'Modify' button to the top right of the post ;D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: daniel_seav on January 24, 2019, 09:35:24 pm
Hey i'm trying out for jmss this year. I really need help. I'm not the strongest in science and i also failed to gain entry into Nossal which i really tried my best. After finding out i failed to gain entry into nossal, i'm finding it difficult to find motivation to study for this exam. Also, i really need help on writing the essays. How do you structure the practical report and how do you write a good discussion, hypothesis and etc? It is much appreciated if someone could help me out.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: shazza804 on January 30, 2019, 03:23:53 pm
I actually found the maths and numeric very easy compared to what I learnt. You also need speed and you had to be bold to skip the hardest questions/time consuming.  8) The science reasoning (due to intense graphs and table processing) was actually harder than I expected but I finished it on time, so thats a bonus :P. I had my doubts on the second writing piece as I had no idea what VOC and NOx were but when i researched it on-line, i could have included CFC (I knew alot about CFC) :-\.
I'm still doubtful about the first writing as i did do the whole prac report + discussion. I wonder what other people did and what was the actual aim of the written expression. I'm looking foward to what people say in this discussion
Heeyy, im going for the jmss exam this year(2019) and i was realllllyyyyy hoping you could answer some of my questions, i was just wondering, how much general knowledge you need for this test, and like what you need to know, could you give me some topics i could learn, do you need to know the periodic table, body parts etc? and could you go more in depth on what BOTH the essays wer about plz? thankssssss
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on January 30, 2019, 04:33:50 pm
Hello! For people interested in trying for JMSS from 2019-2020, we have a discord server dedicated to this. I'm not sure if it is against forum rules by posting here, so please pm me for the link. We have a large group of previous JMSS candidates and current JMSS students that will be willing to assist you :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: yshojloej on February 02, 2019, 02:27:44 pm
Do you need calculators for the test
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: G_00123 on February 02, 2019, 09:39:53 pm
Do you need calculators for the test
No
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Sam Kiriella on February 06, 2019, 04:55:45 pm
Hey guys, I know that I have created this forum really early (I anticipate a lot. XD), but I just felt like doing it now. Anyway, welcome to the 'JMSS Year 10 Entrance Exam 2019 Discussion'! I decided to create this to help you guys prepare for your exam, which should be in early June, as I went for it this year (unfortunately I didn't get in, but I was very close). I suggest you guys preparing for the exam maybe now. Don't be like me because I didn't study for it until early May... (I didn't think I would go for it, so... Hehehe....) In case you guys are curious, the exam format goes like this:

Science Reasoning: 30 questions / 30 minutes- Apply your scientific knowledge and logic to the test. It's like verbal reasoning, but it obviously has got to do with science. It's like the ICAS test.

Numerical Reasoning: 60 questions / 30 minutes- For those who went for the selective high school entrance exam this year, it's similar to that. It has maths problems, and there are problems that require logic. 

Mathematics: 60 questions / 30 minutes- It's also very similar to the selective high school entry exam. (It's actually easier than in the other exam as you're able to work out answers quickly).

Essay 1: 5 minutes reading / 25 minutes writing- It's a science prac, but for this year, you only need to write a discussion by answering the questions. Be sure to draw the diagram, although it doesn't tell you to do that. You also need to know dependent, independent and control variables as one of the questions will ask you to mention them (I got mixed up between dependent and independent).

Essay 2: 5 minutes reading / 25 minutes writing- You're given some info to write in your essay. Try including them as many given info as possible. I think you can apply your knowledge to your essay because I did that. Usually, the topic is based on biology. For example, this year we wrote about Port Phillip Bay's water quality (I don't think I did well on it. I forgot to email JMSS for my report, so I don't know). There were facts about Port Phillip Bay, water qualities of some Victorian beaches, how Port Phillip Bay's water contamination affects other rivers / lakes / beaches etc., pollutions in Port Phillip Bay, etc...

Please feel free to ask me (and other experienced exam candidates as they will probably jump to this forum) any questions. I hope that I will be on this forum often, but I cannot guarantee that I will. I do apologise if I don't answer your questions on time. Anyway, happy discussion! :D

 Hey Iím just wondering if you have any online PDFs of any exam revision for Jmss if u do can u please send a email to [email protected]
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Rohan1176 on February 11, 2019, 08:53:51 pm
Nah it wasn't the distance, it was the fact that there was 15 from the same school ...

Admission Officer : okay let me count how many students from this school, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ( switch hands ) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 ( looks at foot with lace up shoe on and realising he had no free hand to undo the shoe lace ) stuff this I think I will just exclude all these students ...
uMM...i want to ask something on this 'topic' but i dont know how ti
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Rohan1176 on February 12, 2019, 08:26:03 pm
I use the the Pearson Science Books and I want to know if I need to read science books Yr7-9 or Yr7-10.
Thanks
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: aspiringantelope on February 12, 2019, 10:05:41 pm
I use the the Pearson Science Books and I want to know if I need to read science books Yr7-9 or Yr7-10.
Thanks
I'm pretty sure that the Science Reasoning will just be based upon a range of science topics, just like the ICAS Science, even though I have not done the test before. It should not be too difficult though.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: whys on February 13, 2019, 03:29:12 pm
Heeyy, im going for the jmss exam this year(2019) and i was realllllyyyyy hoping you could answer some of my questions, i was just wondering, how much general knowledge you need for this test, and like what you need to know, could you give me some topics i could learn, do you need to know the periodic table, body parts etc? and could you go more in depth on what BOTH the essays wer about plz? thankssssss

Hello there! I did the JMSS entrance tests 2 years ago, and was lucky enough to attend the interview after that. I actually didnít study at all for this exam and I regret not taking a look at some practice exams or even just knowing there would be a science reasoning test and the writing tests would be based on science (yes - believe me, I didnít know this) - I thought my experience from the select entry exam I did the previous year would suffice. Needless to say, I was able to get through. Also, you shouldnít get discouraged if you didnít do as well as you expected in the selective entry exams, as the type of questions in the JMSS exam was different.

You donít need much general knowledge, but I can tell you the obvious - they are looking for students who excel in the science area. I recommend you go through some general science textbooks, as the questions are from all science areas. Familiarise yourself with units, conversions and experimental design/research methods too. From what I remember, the questions in the science reasoning exam were mostly based on year 9-10 science knowledge. You should be fine as long as you ensure you know science basics as well as year 9-10 content well.

For the essays, the year I did it, there was one based on an article and the other was a PRAC report. Ensure you know whatís going on at the moment in the world that is science-based, as it does help with the article-based essay. I recommend reading some articles online or just browsing science websites if you arenít really confident about this section. When I did it, it was based on pollution and issues surrounding (Port Phillip? I canít remember) Bay. You were expected to use evidence from the article given to construct an answer to a the question given in the form of an essay.

The other writing piece was a prac report. If you want practice in this area, then I suggest looking up some experiments and practise writing prac reports on them. Familiarise yourself with the basic structure of a prac report - especially the discussion section. When I did it, the experiment was a physics one. Physics is the science I absolutely dislike - so be prepared to be given an experiment based on any science.

I do recommend going over the periodic table. Obviously they arenít going to expect you to have memorised relative atomic masses of elements. Just ensure you have enough basic knowledge of the periodic table to be able to tackle chemistry questions. Know which elements (out of the most common ones, like carbon, hydrogen, aluminium etc) are noble gases, metals, non-metals, etc. I definitely donít remember any question about body parts specifically.

Good luck for the exam!  ;D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: 1234H123N12 on February 17, 2019, 08:28:11 pm
Are there any introvert learners at JMSS? And is it mostly group work and discussions?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: whys on February 17, 2019, 08:35:20 pm
Are there any introvert learners at JMSS? And is it mostly group work and discussions?

Do you mean the interviews? If so, they largely focus on your teamwork skills and ability to to give share your input while allowing others to share theirs and integrate your ideas. It's important to speak up and contribute to team discussions about the problem-solving stuff. All of them were group work except for two. One was an individual problem. I remember we got 10 minutes to solve a question (not math-based or anything, just general stuff). The other part was the 1 on 1 interview. Other than that, every other activity is in groups. At the start you do an icebreaker, so you'll hopefully feel more confident as you go. They're mainly looking for leadership qualities, teamwork and your thoughts/problem-solving ability.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Umar but with O on February 22, 2019, 12:53:21 pm
Hi, would there be anything different this year than in 2017?

[e.g. Like they changed the writing test in the other selective entry schools from
15 min for both to 40 min either (i.e, Creative and the other one.)].
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: suskieanna on March 13, 2019, 12:17:40 pm
I use the the Pearson Science Books and I want to know if I need to read science books Yr7-9 or Yr7-10.
Thanks
Hello I am currently yr 12 at JMSS. When I was in my previous school, my school also used the same textbook (but old edition). In 2016 Science reasoning, there were things about rock cycle (did this in yr 8 science). Before my entrance test, I studied person yr 10 sciene but didn't find it particularly helpful. I feel it's going to be better if you make sure that you know yr 7 to yr 9 science properly. Hope this helps!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hi im jeff on March 28, 2019, 09:38:13 pm
Lol there is a thread created for Year 10 entry for 2020, but no one seems interested in replying on that chat, I guess I'm the only one taking the exam lol. Do you guys think there is a chance of getting in with superiors for both the math subjects and average for all of the science subjects?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: suhdb on March 29, 2019, 10:24:51 am
Lol there is a thread created for Year 10 entry for 2020, but no one seems interested in replying on that chat, I guess I'm the only one taking the exam lol. Do you guys think there is a chance of getting in with superiors for both the math subjects and average for all of the science subjects?

I tried out for John Monash last year. I got superiors in both the math tests, but high averages for everything else. I made it to the interviews but didn't make it through from their. So i guess it depends on how you go in the interview.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Piggy_Explosion on March 31, 2019, 01:02:56 am
Iím taking the Year 10 entry into JMSS 2020 so Iím wondering how many test papers are there and what type are they. From what I heard, it is Maths, Science, and a Scientific report, Iím not sure if thats right or not. Are they all multiple choice questions or are there some short answer questions as well? Sorry im kinda unclear cuz i dont know anyone who went for the entry test to JMSS.

For those who got through to the interview:
What type of questions did they ask you?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Rohan1176 on March 31, 2019, 03:10:10 pm
Hi im applying for JMSS for yr10 (2020) and I was wondering if our Yr9 NAPLAN results affects our chances. Also from what year levels do I need to know Maths? Do i need to know Maths Methods?
Thanks
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on March 31, 2019, 03:26:19 pm
Hi im applying for JMSS for yr10 (2020) and I was wondering if our Yr9 NAPLAN results affects our chances. Also from what year levels do I need to know Maths? Do i need to know Maths Methods?
Thanks

Hey Rohan,
 yes I would say that year 9 NAPLAN results do have impact on your entrance, albeit a small one. In regards to the math required, I would recommend getting yourself confident with year 9 math fully and then if you'd like to aim for superiors then I'd also recommend going through early year 10 content. Though, I wouldn't worry too much about it, you can still get a superior without going through the year 10 textbook (if you are very accurate and fast).
I'm at JMSS right now and if you have any questions then feel free to DM me :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: IwasKrabs on March 31, 2019, 07:26:25 pm
Iím taking the Year 10 entry into JMSS 2020 so Iím wondering how many test papers are there and what type are they. From what I heard, it is Maths, Science, and a Scientific report, Iím not sure if thats right or not. Are they all multiple choice questions or are there some short answer questions as well? Sorry im kinda unclear cuz i dont know anyone who went for the entry test to JMSS.

For those who got through to the interview:
What type of questions did they ask you?

I was also going to ask the same but I'm not sure too
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: IwasKrabs on March 31, 2019, 07:29:53 pm
Is there a discussion for JMSS YEAR 10 EXTRANCE EXAM 2020 DISCUSSION?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Rohan1176 on April 02, 2019, 06:35:26 pm
The bookings for the annual School Information Night at JMSS only opened like a week ago and it's already booked out. Is there anything crucial to know from it? In other words, am I doomed to get in because I missed it? What do they talk about?
Thanks, Rohan
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hi im jeff on April 03, 2019, 06:37:10 pm
Who is going to have the thousandth reply on this thread lol? Btw there is a JMSS year 10 discussion IwasKrabs
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: suhdb on April 03, 2019, 06:56:30 pm
Iím taking the Year 10 entry into JMSS 2020 so Iím wondering how many test papers are there and what type are they. From what I heard, it is Maths, Science, and a Scientific report, Iím not sure if thats right or not. Are they all multiple choice questions or are there some short answer questions as well? Sorry im kinda unclear cuz i dont know anyone who went for the entry test to JMSS.

For those who got through to the interview:
What type of questions did they ask you?

I cant remember the interview questions exactly but they asked about youre hobbies and like what you enjoy, how you involved in science (my interviewer asked me how i was involved outside of school) and like how we could use science in the future. Those are the only few i remember, hope it helps.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: IwasKrabs on April 04, 2019, 09:50:25 pm
Who is going to have the thousandth reply on this thread lol? Btw there is a JMSS year 10 discussion IwasKrabs
haha I found it out already XDD
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: yshojloej on April 05, 2019, 04:15:43 pm
Heeyy, im going for the jmss exam this year(2019) and i was realllllyyyyy hoping you could answer some of my questions, i was just wondering, how much general knowledge you need for this test, and like what you need to know, could you give me some topics i could learn, do you need to know the periodic table, body parts etc? and could you go more in depth on what BOTH the essays wer about plz? thankssssss

If you need help on the essay go to https://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/vce/exams/gat/gat.aspx Just do the first writting. 
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hi im jeff on April 06, 2019, 03:21:23 pm
For the guys that actually received admission into JMSS, what achievements did you have which you presented to the interviewer. I am just curious because I don't have a lot of achievements to say other than sport and academics.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hi im jeff on April 06, 2019, 03:27:01 pm
Also do you guys know specific questions that will be on the science reasoning test? I did practice exams from brainworks, and they had numerous questions which related to circuits, and if I did not know how they worked I would have been screwed.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: undefined on April 06, 2019, 06:14:42 pm
Also do you guys know specific questions that will be on the science reasoning test? I did practice exams from brainworks, and they had numerous questions which related to circuits, and if I did not know how they worked I would have been screwed.
It's very similar to the ICAS tests.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on April 09, 2019, 02:10:38 pm
IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO CHAT VIA INSTAGRAM FOR THE JMSS ENTRY EXAM 2019 FOR YEAR 10 2020 just message me your Instagram user name so we could have a group chat. ( if anyone has already taken the test and have some tips for the test, you being in the group chat will be HIGHLY APPRECIATED since you guys have some experience that u could share with us aka the ones taking the test :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on April 22, 2019, 12:30:21 pm
How important is having extra-curriculars to the interview stage?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on April 22, 2019, 08:15:43 pm
Where can i get practice material for JMSS maths and science? I mean, in knowledge i think i am thorough, but i rlly need help with speed.


pls help! :'(
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Rohan1176 on May 09, 2019, 10:31:50 pm
What subjects are offered at JMSS?
Thanks, Rohan1176
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on May 12, 2019, 10:07:34 am
What subjects are offered at JMSS?
Thanks, Rohan1176

If you mean the electives, you can go to the school website to check it out:

http://www.jmss.vic.edu.au/?menucol=3

Hope it helps  ;D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on May 17, 2019, 07:09:08 pm
just 5 weeks to go...i'm starting to get nervous
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: yshojloej on May 18, 2019, 02:19:31 pm
What science topics will be asked.  Also, does anyone have any practice writing templates that I could use? 

Yshojloej
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hi im jeff on May 19, 2019, 07:44:40 pm
Im so nervous for the exam, doing MHS for year 10 as well. Good luck to everyone trying for the exam.

I wonder how many people are doing it this year, seems like no one is really interested as compared to last year lmao.

I just need clarification for both of the writings. Do we write the whole report or just the discussion for one of them? For the other writing task I have no idea what it is about, what exactly are supposed to write and how are we supposed to structure it?

Really appreciate if you guys could reply as soon as possible.
 
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on May 19, 2019, 09:15:10 pm
Im so nervous for the exam, doing MHS for year 10 as well. Good luck to everyone trying for the exam.

I wonder how many people are doing it this year, seems like no one is really interested as compared to last year lmao.

I just need clarification for both of the writings. Do we write the whole report or just the discussion for one of them? For the other writing task I have no idea what it is about, what exactly are supposed to write and how are we supposed to structure it?

Really appreciate if you guys could reply as soon as possible.
i know im not experienced, but from what i've seen in this forum (look at the first 20 or so pages) it says that last yrs test asked to write the whole thing. But im pretty sure they give the results for the discussion to compare with tho.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Charles12324 on May 25, 2019, 10:56:59 pm
How important is having extra-curriculars to the interview stage?
Very. The school wants more well rounded people. That's just from what I have experienced with the people I know that applied last yr. you can also PM me if you want :). Happy to help
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hi im jeff on May 26, 2019, 08:33:38 pm
Who is on this thread rn
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hi im jeff on May 26, 2019, 08:40:36 pm
fibssggloss did you get my PM
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Charles12324 on May 26, 2019, 09:41:41 pm
Im so nervous for the exam, doing MHS for year 10 as well. Good luck to everyone trying for the exam.

I wonder how many people are doing it this year, seems like no one is really interested as compared to last year lmao.

I just need clarification for both of the writings. Do we write the whole report or just the discussion for one of them? For the other writing task I have no idea what it is about, what exactly are supposed to write and how are we supposed to structure it?

Really appreciate if you guys could reply as soon as possible.

You will have to write the whole thing out. As far as i know the second one is about environemental issues and what can be done to fix them. Youll get a little info sheet which you can refer to
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: yvngblxd on May 30, 2019, 09:10:12 pm
im so screwed for the test. for extracurricular i only have piano whereas i had karate a year or two back would that be enough?
i think im fine with knowledge but just need to practice my speed (like someone just posted) anyone have any recommendations/ strategies
i dont know ANYTHING about the writing part idek where to start
rb pleasee :-[
also idk how dm works on this but if u want to talk about the tests i have snapchat just add me on that(doing mhs and jmss)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on May 30, 2019, 11:29:53 pm
hope this can help you :)))
 
- when u log in (into atarnotes) you'll see a mail box that says " MY MESSAGES",,,, just click on that and it'll show you all the messages people have sent you

- to send a message,,, click on their icon/ profile ,,,, then,,,,, click on " send PM " (PM= personal message)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Rohan1176 on June 01, 2019, 10:41:38 pm
Okay, so for the interview, the more extracurricular activities the better. Thing is, I don't do much at all. So what should I do?
Also, do we have to bring in awards and achievements to show to the interviewers?
Much appreciated
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Charles12324 on June 05, 2019, 01:15:27 pm
Okay, so for the interview, the more extracurricular activities the better. Thing is, I don't do much at all. So what should I do?
Also, do we have to bring in awards and achievements to show to the interviewers?
Much appreciated
You will need to show them your semester 1 2019 report and semester 2 2018 report plus any competition awards e.g big science competition or AMC that you scored well in. Only compulsory thing is ur reports. If you score well across all subjects I think it'll make up for your lack of extracurriculars at least.
im so screwed for the test. for extracurricular i only have piano whereas i had karate a year or two back would that be enough?
i think im fine with knowledge but just need to practice my speed (like someone just posted) anyone have any recommendations/ strategies
i dont know ANYTHING about the writing part idek where to start
rb pleasee :-[
also idk how dm works on this but if u want to talk about the tests i have snapchat just add me on that(doing mhs and jmss)
Know how to write good scientific reports and practice writeups as they will be very important since it is one of the writing parts. Not too sure abt second one. Seems like it's usually about climate science so make sure u study up on that. Oxford 10 science chapter 6 has some good info I think
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Rohan1176 on June 08, 2019, 06:51:59 pm
When are the interviews normally held? And for the writing pieces, what do we include for the practical writeup? Like I know the basics that are taught at my school but they might be expecting something I don't know about. Lastly, whats the other writing piece that has to be done and what areas should I know for this?
Much appreciated
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on June 09, 2019, 01:23:01 pm
For Science reasoning is it 30 or 40? Some say it is 40 questions in 30 mins and others say it is 30 questions.

I even heard from someone it is 60! pls reply soon!!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: yvngblxd on June 11, 2019, 01:25:18 pm
for those doing the mhs test tomorrow,
as soon as u finish the test just write down what u remember from the mathematics and numerical tests maybe that will help for jmss
 ;)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Writing Overload on June 11, 2019, 01:36:25 pm
For Science reasoning is it 30 or 40? Some say it is 40 questions in 30 mins and others say it is 30 questions.

I even heard from someone it is 60! pls reply soon!!
lmao im still confused the test in is a week. is it comprehension for science or just logical questions. and will they test background science knowledge

Much appreciated

MHS 2019  ;D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hi im jeff on June 14, 2019, 12:35:21 pm
yo I did the MHS year 10 exam a couple of days ago. 8)

I found the exam really easy, I finished both math papers with at least 5 minutes to spare  :)

The hardest questions on the test needed you to know your Pythagoras Triads (3,4,5 and 6,8,10 etc.) and there were some questions on parabolas which weren't too difficult if you knew the basics.

In numerical there were a lot of patterns and I could easily identify them in a couple of seconds. Also there were a lot of long questions which required good algebra skills. I think if you brush up on all of your year 9 and a little bit of year 10 skills you should be fine for the exam. Many people say that the JMSS exam is easier than MHS so I think if you know this stuff you'll be good to go.

Im doing the exam as well so good luck to everyone trying out!  8)
 
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Writing Overload on June 14, 2019, 05:02:38 pm
Many people say that the JMSS exam is easier than MHS so I think if you know this stuff you'll be good to go.

Im doing the exam as well so good luck to everyone trying out!  8)
 

I'm pretty sure they are referring to the Year 8 one (i may be wrong) All the same, I am gonna revise 9 and 10. There's more competition if you go to MHS (some people from my class got 5 superiors  :o) so i don't think i'll get in. I went to a bad school in yr 8 and only got one superior and rest above average and that is why i got in. the test may be rlly hard like the yr 8 one or, as you say, quite easy like yr 9 select entry
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on June 14, 2019, 07:14:33 pm
Just a week left!!!! Im screwed :( :( :( Does anyone know any questions for maths and numerical that  came up for JMSS entrance last year. Please help, still need to practice to become faster (and i make so much mistakes too like shading the wrong option) reply soon pls and thx :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: StudyFREAK on June 14, 2019, 07:40:06 pm
Just a week left!!!! Im screwed :( :( :( Does anyone know any questions for maths and numerical that  came up for JMSS entrance last year. Please help, still need to practice to become faster (and i make so much mistakes too like shading the wrong option) reply soon pls and thx :)

Isn't the test for year 10 entry, finished. 
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 14, 2019, 07:51:31 pm
Isn't the test for year 10 entry, finished.

Nope :)))) it'll be on next week Saturday.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 14, 2019, 07:52:26 pm
Has anyone got their email about the test for next Saturday?\
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: yvngblxd on June 14, 2019, 08:47:25 pm
soo is the prac writing this the whole prac writeup or just the discussion???
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: MaheenNoted on June 14, 2019, 08:52:05 pm
I'm sooo nervous for this test. I have been waiting for months and now there's only a week left.  :-[

Has anyone got their email about the test for next Saturday?\

I haven't gotten the email but apparently according to some people, the email comes a week before the exam. So we should get it tomorrow.  :D
I also heard that it was being held at Claufield Race course but they could be wrong.

I have a question. Does the test results and entry to interview involve the students at ur schl?  There has been rumours going around, cuz i have a lot of people from my school sitting the test- they said that 3% of students who pass would get into the interview. So if out of 15 students, 7 passed, would like 2/3 people get into the interview ?  :-X

soo is the prac writing this the whole prac writeup or just the discussion???

The prac writing according to some people is just the discussion and use have to use the rest of the prac report to help.

So confused !  ??? :o
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Mr. Universe on June 14, 2019, 09:11:49 pm
You guys are worrying too much. It's not that hard. Just spend the little time remaining getting some good sleep and being confident for the test. I regret worrying so much last year.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Rohan1176 on June 15, 2019, 08:55:51 am
I'm a bit confused. I've been going to James An and they've said that there is no numerical reasoning. Could anyone quickly what Numerical Reasoning is and how I can quickly study it in less than a week?
Much appreciated
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hello There on June 15, 2019, 10:28:32 pm
Can someone please send me a link to the 2019-2020 JMSS entry discord?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on June 17, 2019, 08:56:49 am
Emails are up. Check guys.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on June 17, 2019, 05:34:51 pm
I heard that nearly half the people (400/940) will pass the test, I come from China where we practice for tests every day, so I'm not so worried. but the interview, however, only 200 will past, and fail at the interview is likely. Other than common extra-curriculum stuff, I apply scientific knowledge into life to make things (a railgun, a pair of fluorescent UV-detection glasses, etc.) can I mention that in the interview? As the show of Ďpassion in scienceí where everyone heard in the information night.

How much do you get for ur maths, i honestly get rllllly bad!!! like, idk, 25 to 30 everytime????
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hi im jeff on June 17, 2019, 06:09:55 pm
Lol you guys need to chill out hahahah. If you are stressed or nervous during the exam I can tell you that youíre screwed. I did MHS in year 8, I was all prepared and I had studied very advanced questions but during the exam I was literally shaking which distracted me so much. In the exam I did last week I was super chill and I felt I was much more concentrated and I did much better.

Just relax guys and make sure youíre not stressed during the exam thatís all. I can show you one of the essays if you join the discord chat (iím posting the prompt now over there).
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: MaheenNoted on June 17, 2019, 06:51:04 pm
Does anyone know the total amount of people trying out ? I know I shouldn't worry but I just want to have an idea.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on June 17, 2019, 06:52:12 pm
Lol you guys need to chill out hahahah. If you are stressed or nervous during the exam I can tell you that youíre screwed. I did MHS in year 8, I was all prepared and I had studied very advanced questions but during the exam I was literally shaking which distracted me so much. In the exam I did last week I was super chill and I felt I was much more concentrated and I did much better.

Just relax guys and make sure youíre not stressed during the exam thatís all. I can show you one of the essays if you join the discord chat (iím posting the prompt now over there).

The thing is bro im screwed. The tension in my school  is sooo high that these days we don't even speak to each other. The highest superiors for select entry was 6 SUPERIORS!!! sooo yeah. If u can pls PM me some sample maths questions from test or just practice questions (as i need a lot of help with this one)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Dphammy:P on June 17, 2019, 11:15:28 pm
Alright, wish me luck (test is in a few days). So far Iíve gone through 6 completions of the year 9 and 10 science textbooks, did the entire year 10 math textbook twice and have done a lot and a lot of practice tests. So much has happened over the past year and I find it quite unbelievable that I have studied so much. I wouldnít of even moved a muscle if it werenít for AN ppl though, so thank you. Thanks for the motivation, thanks for the tips and basically thanks for everything.  :D

For those reading in the future, Iíll tell you what I did for prep. For the first 6 months of the year of prep, I aimed to learn the entire year 10/9 science and math content, taking it easy and slow. I was not working on speed at this point, instead I was working on knowledge. For the next 6 months I redid the textbooks, at a faster pace, to retain the information and also did practice tests. I did many practice tests from EduKingdom and JAC but also did some online. Each day I aimed to do at least 5 hours, which now I think about it, is crazy, but I was so wrapped up in determination I didnít care.

Anyways, it getting late. Iíll tell you guys if I made it or not in a few months time.

Thanks you,
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: bambiiiii on June 18, 2019, 02:32:34 pm
So if i don't know the answer to the question on the test, should I do 'c' or 'b', which one? And does anyone have any last minute tips?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: aspiringantelope on June 18, 2019, 02:46:40 pm
So if i don't know the answer to the question on the test, should I do 'c' or 'b', which one? And does anyone have any last minute tips?
For all the questions you do not know an answer to, I recommend guessing the same letter.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hi im jeff on June 18, 2019, 08:21:31 pm
Alright, wish me luck (test is in a few days). So far Iíve gone through 6 completions of the year 9 and 10 science textbooks, did the entire year 10 math textbook twice and have done a lot and a lot of practice tests. So much has happened over the past year and I find it quite unbelievable that I have studied so much. I wouldnít of even moved a muscle if it werenít for AN ppl though, so thank you. Thanks for the motivation, thanks for the tips and basically thanks for everything.  :D

For those reading in the future, Iíll tell you what I did for prep. For the first 6 months of the year of prep, I aimed to learn the entire year 10/9 science and math content, taking it easy and slow. I was not working on speed at this point, instead I was working on knowledge. For the next 6 months I redid the textbooks, at a faster pace, to retain the information and also did practice tests. I did many practice tests from EduKingdom and JAC but also did some online. Each day I aimed to do at least 5 hours, which now I think about it, is crazy, but I was so wrapped up in determination I didnít care.

Anyways, it getting late. Iíll tell you guys if I made it or not in a few months time.

Thanks you,

Wow you studied a lot. Do you go to a selective school or something? Why do JMSS then?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on June 18, 2019, 09:02:09 pm
Does anyone remember any questions from last year for maths and numerical

Also how tough was the numerical? I mean were the worded problems really long or just short?


Thx
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: bambiiiii on June 19, 2019, 05:27:27 pm
Alright, wish me luck (test is in a few days). So far Iíve gone through 6 completions of the year 9 and 10 science textbooks, did the entire year 10 math textbook twice and have done a lot and a lot of practice tests. So much has happened over the past year and I find it quite unbelievable that I have studied so much. I wouldnít of even moved a muscle if it werenít for AN ppl though, so thank you. Thanks for the motivation, thanks for the tips and basically thanks for everything.  :D

For those reading in the future, Iíll tell you what I did for prep. For the first 6 months of the year of prep, I aimed to learn the entire year 10/9 science and math content, taking it easy and slow. I was not working on speed at this point, instead I was working on knowledge. For the next 6 months I redid the textbooks, at a faster pace, to retain the information and also did practice tests. I did many practice tests from EduKingdom and JAC but also did some online. Each day I aimed to do at least 5 hours, which now I think about it, is crazy, but I was so wrapped up in determination I didnít care.

Anyways, it getting late. Iíll tell you guys if I made it or not in a few months time.

Thanks you,

I know so many people that have been practicing this hard, are they just doing unnecessary work or did I not do enough?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on June 19, 2019, 07:54:46 pm
don't worry, 400 out of 940 people will past the test, the most intense part is the interview. Do you even see 100 people here? we are the people that truly care about JMSS, many people around me, in my school or co-curricular that registered for JMSS doesn't even revise much or care much about it. I believe most of us will pass here, due to the fact that many of our competitors are going to selective entries.  If you had sufficient scientific knowledge, where a science person usually learns stuff in free time, don't worry, go for it. You might need to revise math, do some numeracy and scientific writing practice ( what I'm currently doing today), what people say are not 100% true, don't stress, studying on exams for 5 or more hours, which is similar to the 14 hours of studying per day in China, is pretty unnecessary.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: yvngblxd on June 19, 2019, 08:02:49 pm
I know so many people that have been practicing this hard, are they just doing unnecessary work or did I not do enough?

i havent really studied either so dw were in this together :'(
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: bambiiiii on June 19, 2019, 08:18:38 pm
don't worry, 400 out of 940 people will past the test, the most intense part is the interview. Do you even see 100 people here? we are the people that truly care about JMSS, many people around me, in my school or co-curricular that registered for JMSS doesn't even revise much or care much about it. I believe most of us will pass here, due to the fact that many of our competitors are going to selective entries.  If you had sufficient scientific knowledge, where a science person usually learns stuff in free time, don't worry, go for it. You might need to revise math, do some numeracy and scientific writing practice ( what I'm currently doing today), what people say are not 100% true, don't stress, studying on exams for 5 or more hours, which is similar to the 14 hours of studying per day in China, is pretty unnecessary.

Thank u so much, i wish u the best and hope you make it in
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: bambiiiii on June 19, 2019, 08:45:01 pm
i havent really studied either so dw were in this together :'(
I'm sure you will get in, all the best
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on June 19, 2019, 08:50:21 pm
Thank u so much, I wish u the best and hope you make it in
For me, I have different experiences distinct from any of you. I'm from China 8 months ago, from endless exam-preparation-study, which give me an advantage. The thing that I feel bad about is English 9(I even need Grammarly o to help me for spelling and grammar while I write this forum), I never got good grades in English, but I usually did well on mathematics and science. Fortunately, Unlike the selective entrance test that contains verbal reasoning and reading comprehension (likely to fail because of limited vocabulary), the JMSS test have scientific reasoning and scientific writing, which is a huge advantage for me, and I will not "vanquish without a fight" and I've been to co-curricular that specialized for this type (EduTest). For years, I have been looking for a science/math-focused school.
 I think I might pass the JMSS test and hopefully, we can sit down and do some science there. If I really succeed, I think I will break a record in VIC for these people from non English-speaking countries.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 19, 2019, 08:56:36 pm
damm you seem really talented; if you get in are you gonna sign up for Methods? Maybe we could even be in the same class  ;D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on June 19, 2019, 09:01:00 pm
The thing that I feel bad about is English 9(I even need Grammarly o to help me for spelling and grammar while I write this forum), I never got good grades in English, but I usually did well on mathematics and science.
 I think I might pass the JMSS test and hopefully, we can sit down and do some science there. If I really succeed, I think I will break a record in VIC for these people from non English-speaking countries.
how high are you getting for ur tests?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 19, 2019, 09:17:49 pm
oh by the way does anyone want a link to the 2020 prospectus i found a leaked one online dont know if its real or not tho
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on June 19, 2019, 09:36:47 pm
oh by the way does anyone want a link to the 2020 prospectus i found a leaked one online dont know if its real or not tho
sure pm me

in ur school are people studying a lot for jmss or are they like,u know, chill about  it???? cos my school is serious about the test.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: bambiiiii on June 19, 2019, 09:47:25 pm
oh by the way does anyone want a link to the 2020 prospectus i found a leaked one online dont know if its real or not tho
hahah yes please, that'd be very nice.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: bambiiiii on June 19, 2019, 09:49:22 pm
For me, I have different experiences distinct from any of you. I'm from China 8 months ago, from endless exam-preparation-study, which give me an advantage. The thing that I feel bad about is English 9(I even need Grammarly o to help me for spelling and grammar while I write this forum), I never got good grades in English, but I usually did well on mathematics and science. Fortunately, Unlike the selective entrance test that contains verbal reasoning and reading comprehension (likely to fail because of limited vocabulary), the JMSS test have scientific reasoning and scientific writing, which is a huge advantage for me, and I will not "vanquish without a fight" and I've been to co-curricular that specialized for this type (EduTest). For years, I have been looking for a science/math-focused school.
 I think I might pass the JMSS test and hopefully, we can sit down and do some science there. If I really succeed, I think I will break a record in VIC for these people from non English-speaking countries.
But u still have to write in English for the essay. I hope you do very good on it though!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 19, 2019, 10:26:46 pm
sure pm me

in ur school are people studying a lot for jmss or are they like,u know, chill about  it???? cos my school is serious about the test.

at my school weíre pretty big and around 5 people could get in (3% rule) but itís literally just me and one other dude though weíve been studying a lot from my perspective i wouldnít say completely serious 24/7 kinda stuff though
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 19, 2019, 11:12:43 pm
oh by the way does anyone want a link to the 2020 prospectus i found a leaked one online dont know if its real or not tho

Yupppp,,, pls pm it :))
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: I don\'t know on June 19, 2019, 11:14:51 pm
Hey guys,
The test is so close and I feel so unprepared. I'm like average at everything but I studied so hard since January but just suck, especially writing and numerical reasoning. I feel like I'm not gonna even finish the essays on time. Is the numerical reasoning really hard? Is it harder than the year 9 selective entrance?
Will there be like bearing questions or like advanced quadratics for maths?

Thanks, smh, i'm gonna fail this shit but I wanna get in so bad.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on June 20, 2019, 10:06:07 am
Hey guys,
The test is so close and I feel so unprepared. I'm like average at everything but I studied so hard since January but just suck, especially writing and numerical reasoning. I feel like I'm not gonna even finish the essays on time. Is the numerical reasoning really hard? Is it harder than the year 9 selective entrance?
Will there be like bearing questions or like advanced quadratics for maths
Me too lol, donít stress and do your best. Itís not necessarily so hard. Just watch the time and finish everything on time. Actually I have just started revision( Test preparation) this week. If you have sufficient knowledge, a few days of exam preparation is sufficient ( 1 or 2 days per subject), do some practice and correct the stuff you did wrong. And , have a few days of good time, donít drain your brain. This is what I think, plus, be confident. We might meet there and discuss science there next year.
You usually have to skip a few questions in a numeral Test. I donít know what is in math, but from the experience of selective entrance, the hardest is just some quadratic algebra, and some trigonometry, basically year 10 stuff, and I donít think there will be calculus involved. Harder math is actually an advantage for me. And anyone actually have some tips for the writing? Iím concerned about it, shall I apply my knowledge into it?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on June 20, 2019, 10:14:54 am
at my school weíre pretty  big and around 5 people could get in (3% rule) but itís literally just me and one other dude though weíve been studying a lot from my perspective i wouldnít say completely serious 24/7 kinda stuff though
Iím currently in WSC, where most people are satisfied with the current school, people that dissatisfied mostly choose the Suzanne Cory (3 people in class), but Iím the only one in this class that seriously prepares for JMSS( we literally need to travel 50 km to there), no more than 10 in the whole year level, and I have math and science knowledge better than most people in my class, plus I had 8 months of co-curriculum class aimed for this type of test. But since my competitors come from all over VIC, Iím still nervous about it. 8)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: I don\'t know on June 20, 2019, 10:20:33 am
Me too lol, donít stress and do your best. Itís not necessarily so hard. Just watch the time and finish everything on time. Actually I have just started revision( Test preparation) this week. If you have sufficient knowledge, a few days of exam preparation is sufficient ( 1 or 2 days per subject), do some practice and correct the stuff you did wrong. And , have a few days of good time, donít drain your brain. This is what I think, plus, be confident. We might meet there and discuss science there next year.
You usually have to skip a few questions in a numeral Test. I donít know what is in math, but from the experience of selective entrance, the hardest is just some quadratic algebra, and some trigonometry, basically year 10 stuff, and I donít think there will be calculus involved. Harder math is actually an advantage for me. And anyone actually have some tips for the writing? Iím concerned about it, shall I apply my knowledge into it?

Thanks you so much.
Well this is really basic but my brother said that he only did two paragraphs (in a lot of detail) for his essay and didn't even write a conclusion but somehow gained entry. So like the content and expression is way more important than quantity, i guess. Sorry man, i'm really no help.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 20, 2019, 11:04:48 am
Does your current school affect your chances of getting in? ( like if ur school is bad, do you have more chances? )
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: I don\'t know on June 20, 2019, 12:26:15 pm
Does your current school affect your chances of getting in? ( like if ur school is bad, do you have more chances? )
Yeh it does. If you go to a shit school where there is hardly anyone trying out, then you have a big chance of getting in. (Only 3% of any school is able to get in, I think) More than 15 people are trying out from my school and I also have two campuses, which possibly means theres more than 30 people trying out across the two campuses, which significantly decreases my chances of ever getting in. Smh, I hate my school
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Shadestache on June 20, 2019, 01:25:11 pm
JMSS student here.

Do the best you can on the day and whatever happens, happens. If you want to pursue a STEM career, you can obviously still pursue it without going into a science school, so don't feel disheartened if you don't get in. You're not "dumb/stupid/retarded/etc.". The entrance exam is just an indication of your abilities in different topics at the time you take it. You could do crap now, but improve at lot by the end of high school. You could do well now, but struggle to keep up with VCE later on. Point is, doesn't matter where you go for high school, the end result of going to uni and having a career that you like is what matters.

So yeah, not sure how effective that "pep talk" was. But remember that I used to be in your shoes and I'm just speaking from hindsight. Good luck, have fun and take care of yourselves. 
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on June 20, 2019, 01:55:22 pm
JMSS student here.

Do the best you can on the day and whatever happens, happens. If you want to pursue a STEM career, you can obviously still pursue it without going into a science school, so don't feel disheartened if you don't get in. You're not "dumb/stupid/retarded/etc.". The entrance exam is just an indication of your abilities in different topics at the time you take it. You could do crap now, but improve at lot by the end of high school. You could do well now, but struggle to keep up with VCE later on. Point is, doesn't matter where you go for high school, the end result of going to uni and having a career that you like is what matters.
Hello Shades, Iím choosing JMSS because of this is the first school I knew to have specialized curriculum for science and math. I learn knowledge from Khan Academy as well, and apply the knowledge into daily life in my free time. Iím unable to discuss scientific stuff with other students in my class, due to their lack of passion in science.
Thanks for sending the GAT 2013 stuff, I was really stressed when I saw it, 36 pages in 3 hours, is that the thing Iím really going to face during the test? And now I only have a day and half to practice those. Like the person on the information night said: hard, but not impossible. Since the laws of physics are universal, I believe what I learned will be somehow useful.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 20, 2019, 02:01:31 pm
hey i know this is kinda off topic but to relieve the tension a bit whatís everyoneís science/ what science do you want to pursue? i personally like a lot of astrophysics and astronomy
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 20, 2019, 02:20:20 pm
hey i know this is kinda off topic but to relieve the tension a bit whatís everyoneís science/ what science do you want to pursue? i personally like a lot of astrophysics and astronomy

I personally like chemistry and bio but I want to persue CHEMISTRY,, as I wanna be a chemical engineer (buttt I still don't know, I have more options but that's my top priority atm)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hi im jeff on June 20, 2019, 04:51:35 pm
Letís discuss that when we are offered enrollment from JMSS, Test first :'(
Yeh lol good luck to everyone doing it  :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 20, 2019, 04:53:48 pm
Yeh lol good luck to everyone doing it  :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

thanks good luck to everyone else too!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 20, 2019, 05:00:36 pm
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE THATS DOING THE TEST!!! Let's use our last days before the exam wisely,,, hopefully we'll all be in the same school next year :)))

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Gsuper111 on June 20, 2019, 06:03:23 pm
Good Luck Everyone :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: bambiiiii on June 20, 2019, 06:52:53 pm
Is it weird that i'm not stressing right now? Like I am not confident nor am fully prepared however, I am just not stressed. I think that there is something wrong with me lmao
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 20, 2019, 07:46:03 pm
Tomorrow is no school for me by special reasons (curriculum day) and I just got the full GAT stuff today (if thatís what weíll have in a real test) of 2013. Iíll enjoy it tomorrow. Maybe watch and study some Khan Academy or books from the library as well? Just relax before the ďjudgement dayĒ

damn you seem really prepared lol. ive taken the day off tomorrow to study, if you can call watching the entire crash course playlist on biology 3 times "study". Maybe ill look into some more Khan Academy too. Btw does anyone know where we sit? all the email says is the id's and what to bring not like selective where they specifically told you where to sit at the centre
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on June 20, 2019, 08:59:10 pm
damn you seem really prepared lol. ive taken the day off tomorrow to study, if you can call watching the entire crash course playlist on biology 3 times "study". Maybe ill look into some more Khan Academy too. Btw does anyone know where we sit? all the email says is the id's and what to bring not like selective where they specifically told you where to sit at the centre
I'm not as busy as I should be, I still have time posting stuff. Why biology? I could do better on physics and chemistry, I just have a lot of trouble remembering and analyze the names of those proteins, species and biological processes! If you want some GAT practice, go to page 4 of this forum from Shades ( I don't know how did he managed to send it because it exceeds the limit). the location should be on the pdf where edutest send you.
Good luck (luck and probability are all about quantum mechanics)and enjoy the exam. Maybe we'll be in the same school one day
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 20, 2019, 09:07:15 pm
I'm not as busy as I should be, I still have time posting stuff. Why biology? I could do better on physics and chemistry, I just have a lot of trouble remembering and analyze the names of those proteins, species and biological processes! If you want some GAT practice, go to page 4 of this forum from Shades ( I don't know how did he managed to send it because it exceeds the limit). the location should be on the pdf where edutest send you.
Good luck (luck and probability are all about quantum mechanics)and enjoy the exam. Maybe we'll be in the same school one day

oh im spending a day on physics, chem, and bio each, as ironically shadestache posted a list of important things to learn back on an old jmss forum and bio had the most stuff so im using my day off to study for it. Thanks for the practise suggestion, and a hearty thanks and good luck to back to you. Now, back to studying!  ;) lol
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on June 21, 2019, 09:39:10 am
oh im spending a day on physics, chem, and bio each, as ironically shadestache posted a list of important things to learn back on an old jmss forum and bio had the most stuff so im using my day off to study for it. Thanks for the practise suggestion, and a hearty thanks and good luck to back to you. Now, back to studying!  ;) lol
You forget mathematics lol, maths takes up about half of the total marks, and foundamental for all science stuff.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 10:07:06 am
You forget mathematics lol, maths takes up about half of the total marks, and foundamental for all science stuff.

oh i meant just the past 3 days; ive already spent 3 days on maths revision (sunday monday tuesday). though i might do an icas test or two today just to brush up
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on June 21, 2019, 10:47:19 am
oh i meant just the past 3 days; ive already spent 3 days on maths revision (sunday monday tuesday). though i might do an icas test or two today just to brush up
I don't have problem on maths ( since I'm going to join the AIMO competition on august), and I want it to be harder . For the past few days I do some numerical and science on my co-curriculum website and EduTest. Since the most resources I found on google about ICAS was not past papers but 5 example questions. where did you get those ICAS stuff?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 10:55:55 am
I don't have problem on maths ( since I'm going to join the AIMO competition on august), and I want it to be harder . For the past few days I do some numerical and science on my co-curriculum website and EduTest. Since the most resources I found on google about ICAS was not past papers but 5 example questions. where did you get those ICAS stuff?

oh ive kept all the question booklets for icas cause our school allows us to keep them, plus our school has quizzes and practise papers for science on our intranet
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on June 21, 2019, 11:14:29 am
LAST DAY GUYS!!!!!


lets us our time to revise. good luck to everyone who is doing the test and if we dont get selected then dont worry,, VCE is still there to shine
im just gonna use my time to wind down and freshen everything up...

see u there!!!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 11:34:09 am
does anyone think we'll need to know have a good understanding on biology? like today i was supposed to study that but i feel my time would be much better spent revising maths and physics etc
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: yvngblxd on June 21, 2019, 12:01:43 pm
anyone have a go-to essay structure?? mines trash so idk how to write one properly
(wow 9 people viewing this rn)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 12:38:14 pm
anyone have a go-to essay structure?? mines trash so idk how to write one properly
(wow 9 people viewing this rn)

damm now 12 people
for the science essays ive been thinking about doing a TEEL as it has seemed to work for other people but for the science prac report im just doing a regular you know, prac report (aim hypothesis method discussion etc)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on June 21, 2019, 01:06:10 pm
LAST DAY GUYS!!!!!


lets us our time to revise. good luck to everyone who is doing the test and if we dont get selected then dont worry,, VCE is still there to shine
im just gonna use my time to wind down and freshen everything up...

see u there!!!
come on guys, be confident, it's not that hard! Be confident and do our best, JMSS awaits for us!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: yvngblxd on June 21, 2019, 01:33:14 pm
what time is everyone going to be there at?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on June 21, 2019, 01:36:54 pm
It says on my phone, no later than 8:30 am (check the email given by jmss)

come on guys, be confident, it's not that hard! Be confident and do our best, JMSS awaits for us!

Yh i guess, just speed, im like only get 50-55% for my exams...
thx anyway :) :) :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 01:38:41 pm
what time is everyone going to be there at?

its really far away from me so i have to leave home at like 7 lol and ill probably get there by around 8. What about you?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 01:39:29 pm
come on guys, be confident, it's not that hard! Be confident and do our best, JMSS awaits for us!

thanks man! i hope all of us get in  :P
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: yvngblxd on June 21, 2019, 01:42:45 pm
anyone have discord?? if so add me $lout$erpent#2807 also it would be nice if someone added me to the jmss server
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 01:59:05 pm
anyone have discord?? if so add me $lout$erpent#2807 also it would be nice if someone added me to the jmss server

i sent you a friend request and ive asked for the discord server but no none is replying to me!!!

Edit: i mean ive pm'ed the people who are in in it
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: yvngblxd on June 21, 2019, 02:00:41 pm
i sent you a friend request and ive asked for the discord server but no none is replying to me!!!

Edit: i mean ive pm'ed the people who are in in it
same ahaha its whatever i guess
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 21, 2019, 02:47:34 pm
BEST OF LUCK to everyone!!! hopefully we'll all be in the same school next year :)))
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 21, 2019, 02:53:03 pm
are you guys excited for test? or nervous ?

Im actly pretty nervous, but ill just try my best and whatever happens, happens :)))

 just like "SynX" said " jm awaits for us "  ( motivation + determination )
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 04:35:12 pm
Mathematics, check
Numerical,     check
Scientific reasoning, check
Scientific essay, check
Scientific report... what is that?

im pretty sure the scientific report is like prac report where you get questions that you have to answer in relation to a prac that has been completed
btw what the heck is a "biro"??
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on June 21, 2019, 04:43:13 pm
im pretty sure the scientific report is like prac report where you get questions that you have to answer in relation to a prac that has been completed
btw what the heck is a "biro"??
a biro is just a different name for a ballpoint pen mate
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on June 21, 2019, 04:50:15 pm
how hard is it to get a superior? I heard a person got 5 superiors in the test, what I thought was impossible. Is 90% enough? I hope I can get two of these... maybe on maths and some science stuff?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on June 21, 2019, 04:52:28 pm
how hard is it to get a superior? I heard a person got 5 superiors in the test, what I thought was impossible. Is 90% enough? I hope I can get two of these... maybe on maths and some science stuff?
IIRC a superior is top 10%
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 04:54:53 pm
a biro is just a different name for a ballpoint pen mate

oh lol thanks you learn something new everyday i guess

IIRC a superior is top 10%

yeah im pretty sure youre right around 10-11% i think

Edit: holy cow 15 people are watching this
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 04:59:16 pm
Tell me all the standards, please! If I got 90% marks on math or something, is it usually enough for a superior?

getting a superior isnt based on ur actual score per se, but how well you did against everyone else. if most people got around say 50% then yeah a superior would probably be 90 but if everyone gets around say 70% a superior would be much higher. im pretty sure ur also compared against the people in ur current school too but not sure. i hope this makes sense lol
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 21, 2019, 05:05:44 pm
does anybody else get mood swings about the test?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:06:17 pm
I heard those stuff, explain those please!
SUP(superior):top10%
HA(high average)
AA(above average)
A(average)
LA(low average)

do you mean how much percent you need? if so:
the top 23% gets above average
the top 40% gets high average
the top 60% gets average

or if this makes more sense:
 Superior (top 11%), Above Average (next 12%), High Average (next 17%), Average (next 20%), Low Average (next 17%) or Below Average (last 23%).
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 21, 2019, 05:06:48 pm
just a question for everyone, why do you guys want to get into JM? ( just curious lol )
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:09:30 pm
does anybody else get mood swings about the test?

oh yeah im having pretty serious mood swings lol, especially on studying. Like for the past week ive been dead set studying it up but today ive been procrastinating a lot and havent studied that much  :-\

just a question for everyone, why do you guys want to get into JM? ( just curious lol )

id like to get into jmss cause the science i want to be involved in (astrophysics) is a very odd/rare one that my school doesnt really accomodate for (at my school youre usually pushed to do chem or bio) so getting into jmss would not only help my science ambitions but also help later in life (eg Monash Uni) i think i speak for most people here too
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 05:10:04 pm
okay so who's doing the test tmr yikesss

and also what should we study ik its a bit late but I wanna know the topics and whatnot
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:11:31 pm
okay so who's doing the test tmr yikesss

and also what should we study ik its a bit late but I wanna know the topics and whatnot

oh boy ur in for a ride; heres a list i copied from shadestache a long time ago in a forum far far away( ;) )
- Angles
- Pythagoras
- Trigonometry (SOHCAHTOA)
- Linear Algebra
- Simultaneous Equations
- Linear Relations (Sketching, understanding the different properties)
- Measurement (Surface Area, Volume, Conversion, Area, Perimeter)
- Indices Law
- Surds
- Geometry (Basics behind Congruence, Similarity and Bearings)
- Factorising and Expanding (Make sure you can do these fast)
- Parabolas (Sketching and Properties)
- Quadratic Equations (Nulls Law will be useful)
- Probability (Optional but may save a few seconds in the test if you understand how a certain chart works)

For science:

Chemistry:
Atoms
Chemical Bonds
Chemical Reactions
Nuclear Decay
Radiation
Periodic Table
Reaction Rates
Matter

Physics:
Thermodynamics
Energy
Light
Waves
Sound
Forces
Friction
Motion
Heat
Mechanics
Space
Electricity
Magnetism

Biology:
Animal Cells
Plant Cells
Five Senses
Digestive System
Circulatory System
Nervous System
Muscular System
Endocrine System
Evolution
Classification
Plants
Photosynthesis
Respiration
Enzymes
Genetics
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 05:13:33 pm
hahah I'm actually dead lolllllllll I started studying today
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:14:42 pm
hahah I'm actually dead lolllllllll I started studying today

man same i feel really underprepared idk maybe ill start to pick up the pace.... later
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 21, 2019, 05:15:29 pm
if anyone is curious, I want to get into JM since they offer a broad amount of science electives, its better than my current school ( were lowkey doing basic indices rn like 9 squared is 18 :-X ) not just those but I think that broad amount of electives in JM will help me find my path for the future :)))))
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 05:16:27 pm
man same i feel really underprepared idk maybe ill start to pick up the pace.... later



bruh im stressed asf now I literally know nothing but tysm for the list  :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 21, 2019, 05:17:07 pm
STUDYING lowkey gets me ded,, but I gotta do it if Im rly determined to get in
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:17:14 pm
lol kinda off topic bu we've taken over the "Recent Posts" Section  :P
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: zuijinde on June 21, 2019, 05:18:39 pm
( were lowkey doing basic indices rn like 9 squared is 18 :-X )
9 squared is 18 yeet.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:19:45 pm
9 squared is 18 yeet.
lmao just noticed that damm must be a nice school
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 05:20:14 pm
I'm sure I got all the math, chemistry and physic stuff, but on bio, I really don't know well about these proteins and nucleuic acids


dw sis I don't know half of that lmao but just like cram it in that what im doing literally rn
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:20:42 pm
I'm sure I got all the math, chemistry and physic stuff, but on bio, I really don't know well about these proteins and nucleuic acids

yeah same im not much of a bio person. i hope the test isnt full of that stuff
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 05:20:56 pm
aye guys we should meet up tomorrow sjsksksksks
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on June 21, 2019, 05:21:49 pm
oh boy ur in for a ride; heres a list i copied from shadestache a long time ago in a forum far far away( ;) )
- Angles
- Pythagoras
- Trigonometry (SOHCAHTOA)
- Linear Algebra
- Simultaneous Equations
- Linear Relations (Sketching, understanding the different properties)
- Measurement (Surface Area, Volume, Conversion, Area, Perimeter)
- Indices Law
- Surds
- Geometry (Basics behind Congruence, Similarity and Bearings)
- Factorising and Expanding (Make sure you can do these fast)
- Parabolas (Sketching and Properties)
- Quadratic Equations (Nulls Law will be useful)
- Probability (Optional but may save a few seconds in the test if you understand how a certain chart works)

For science:

Chemistry:
Atoms
Chemical Bonds
Chemical Reactions
Nuclear Decay
Radiation
Periodic Table
Reaction Rates
Matter

Physics:
Thermodynamics
Energy
Light
Waves
Sound
Forces
Friction
Motion
Heat
Mechanics
Space
Electricity
Magnetism

Biology:
Animal Cells
Plant Cells
Five Senses
Digestive System
Circulatory System
Nervous System
Muscular System
Endocrine System
Evolution
Classification
Plants
Photosynthesis
Respiration
Enzymes
Genetics
I'm sure I got all the math, chemistry and physic stuff, but on bio, I really don't know well about these proteins and nucleuic acids. for math I got differential/integral calculus and partial fraction decomposition, for physics I got general/special relativity. Maybe I should go up on Khan academy to revise about bio
There are 17 people now... I think I discovered a new social network
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:22:26 pm
aye guys we should meet up tomorrow sjsksksksks

thats actually a nice idea lol but quick q how tf are we supposed to recognise one another????
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 21, 2019, 05:24:06 pm
9 squared is 18 yeet.


 ;) ;) ;) lmao u actly noticed,,, the teacher from my school actly said its 18,, I was like wtf. lol.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 05:25:21 pm
thats actually a nice idea lol but quick q how tf are we supposed to recognise one another????


what letter does your last name start with
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 21, 2019, 05:25:35 pm
thats actually a nice idea lol but quick q how tf are we supposed to recognise one another????

we should tell each other what were wearing tom through PM :)))) lol.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:26:23 pm

what letter does your last name start with

my initials are MC

we should tell each other what were wearing tom through PM :)))) lol.

lol why pm just do it on here then no one else will recognise us

Edit: dont mean to sound like a creep or anything
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 21, 2019, 05:26:29 pm

what letter does your last name start with

A :)))
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 05:27:38 pm
my initials are MC

lol why pm just do it on here then no one else will recognise us

Edit: dont mean to sound like a creep or anything


sjknsjsnkjn
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 05:28:11 pm
lols nvm im SM i wont see you guys ;(((
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 21, 2019, 05:28:46 pm
lol why pm just do it on here then no one else will recognise us

Edit: dont mean to sound like a creep or anything
[/quote]

yuppp okayyyyy,,, once we know what to wear we can "describe" what were gonna wear tom
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:29:54 pm

sjknsjsnkjn

i mean if everyone here has discord i could make a temporary server cause apparently no one wants us in the official one yeah lets not do the describing what we're wearing thats a bad idea
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 21, 2019, 05:30:29 pm
Lowkey everyone's last name that ik is like N or P

and im like A just wow
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:30:43 pm
lols nvm im SM i wont see you guys ;(((

whats SM??
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 05:30:51 pm
I don't know what im wearing

should I wear a bunch of layers
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 05:32:03 pm
whats SM??

my initials
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:32:53 pm
my initials

oh lol sorry

I don't know what im wearing

should I wear a bunch of layers

i mean its a). in the city and b). in the middle of winter so probably
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 21, 2019, 05:36:08 pm
i mean if everyone here has discord i could make a temporary server cause apparently no one wants us in the official one yeah lets not do the describing what we're wearing thats a bad idea

yupppp,, that's actly a gud idea ( like creating a new/ temporary server)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 05:38:41 pm
so what schools do you guys go to


im not being creepy I swear
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:38:58 pm
yupppp,, that's actly a gud idea ( like creating a new/ temporary server)

lol ok sure then uhh whats ur id?

Yep, the science and math in our school is too easy. For math I think we had primary stuff, for science we never have physics and hardly mention any equations through a whole book(which is boring!) :'(
Another one is people have passion in science in JMSS, people at my school are always disinterested in the things I discuss. Plus, working as a group can make better projects. I like to apply the scientific theories into life, I've build a telescope, an RC jet, and recently, a railgun. I started playing with circuits and other science stuff since I was 7 years old, pretty much helpless until now.

This topic is getting much more popular now, the relationship might be t=ax^2 ?

dude. youve built a telescope?? and an RC ject??? man why are you even worrying youll get in no hesitation
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:39:44 pm
so what schools do you guys go to


im not being creepy I swear

i guess this is a case of you tell us we'll tell you
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: jfnekwjnde on June 21, 2019, 05:40:25 pm
good luck everyone  ;D
You all will do so well, I just started actually studying today.
I haven't figured out the science essay structure or prac report so im gonna die probably
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 05:41:38 pm
good luck everyone  ;D
You all will do so well, I just started actually studying today.
I haven't figured out the science essay structure or prac report so im gonna die probably

omg did you start studying today cause same im actually dead
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 05:42:04 pm
i guess this is a case of you tell us we'll tell you

I asked first so like
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:42:22 pm
Hey guys, I know that I have created this forum really early (I anticipate a lot. XD), but I just felt like doing it now. Anyway, welcome to the 'JMSS Year 10 Entrance Exam 2019 Discussion'! I decided to create this to help you guys prepare for your exam, which should be in early June, as I went for it this year (unfortunately I didn't get in, but I was very close). I suggest you guys preparing for the exam maybe now. Don't be like me because I didn't study for it until early May... (I didn't think I would go for it, so... Hehehe....) In case you guys are curious, the exam format goes like this:

Science Reasoning: 30 questions / 30 minutes- Apply your scientific knowledge and logic to the test. It's like verbal reasoning, but it obviously has got to do with science. It's like the ICAS test.

Numerical Reasoning: 60 questions / 30 minutes- For those who went for the selective high school entrance exam this year, it's similar to that. It has maths problems, and there are problems that require logic. 

Mathematics: 60 questions / 30 minutes- It's also very similar to the selective high school entry exam. (It's actually easier than in the other exam as you're able to work out answers quickly).

Essay 1: 5 minutes reading / 25 minutes writing- It's a science prac, but for this year, you only need to write a discussion by answering the questions. Be sure to draw the diagram, although it doesn't tell you to do that. You also need to know dependent, independent and control variables as one of the questions will ask you to mention them (I got mixed up between dependent and independent).

Essay 2: 5 minutes reading / 25 minutes writing- You're given some info to write in your essay. Try including them as many given info as possible. I think you can apply your knowledge to your essay because I did that. Usually, the topic is based on biology. For example, this year we wrote about Port Phillip Bay's water quality (I don't think I did well on it. I forgot to email JMSS for my report, so I don't know). There were facts about Port Phillip Bay, water qualities of some Victorian beaches, how Port Phillip Bay's water contamination affects other rivers / lakes / beaches etc., pollutions in Port Phillip Bay, etc...

Please feel free to ask me (and other experienced exam candidates as they will probably jump to this forum) any questions. I hope that I will be on this forum often, but I cannot guarantee that I will. I do apologise if I don't answer your questions on time. Anyway, happy discussion! :D

 

heres some stuff from the first page @ jfnekwjnde  ;D ;D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:43:10 pm
I asked first so like

gee fine then  :P i go to bacchus marsh grammar
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 05:43:55 pm
gee fine then  :P i go to bacchus marsh grammar

NOO WAY I KNOW PEOPLE WHO USED TO GO THERE
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:44:30 pm
NOO WAY I KNOW PEOPLE WHO USED TO GO THERE

used to?? what happened to them?? gone, reduced to atoms? ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 05:45:21 pm
used to?? what happened to them?? gone, reduced to atoms? ;) ;) ;)


hahaha nah they moved to another school
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:46:22 pm

hahaha nah they moved to another school

wait which school do u go to
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 05:46:49 pm
wait which school do u go to

schs coop
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on June 21, 2019, 05:48:11 pm
lol ok sure then uhh whats ur id?

dude. youve built a telescope?? and an RC ject??? man why are you even worrying youll get in no hesitation
the telescope ( a homework for physics in china) is made of some cardboard , lens and a carbon fiber stick holding a mirror, it's a reflector one, just like the one I bought, and that one don't work well after I increased it's magnification. The RC jet I used at year 7 is assembled out of components bought from the internet, and crashed in the first flight. the railgun project I started several months ago is still unfinished, due to my parents won't by me the capacitors. I might start some fusor and MHD propulsion projects if I got into JMSS, because that's what I thought will be useful for my career.
Shall I mention some of it ( include photos) later in the interview? as "passion in science"
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:50:25 pm
schs coop

woah damm good school can you pm me who they were? i might know em. btw do you know why they would move from a selective school?

the telescope ( a homework for physics in china) is made of some cardboard , lens and a carbon fiber stick holding a mirror, it's a reflector one, just like the one I bought, and that one don't work well after I increased it's magnification. The RC jet I used at year 7 is assembled out of components bought from the internet, and crashed in the first flight. the railgun project I started several months ago is still unfinished, due to my parents won't by me the capacitors. I might start some fusor and MHD propulsion projects if I got into JMSS, because that's what I thought will be useful for my career.
Shall I mention some of it ( include photos) later in the interview? as "passion in science"

yes yes do include those thats definitely something to include lol. and dont worry about ur projects failing the point is YOU built those, YOU put the effort in, and maybe who knows, later you could perfect them and show them off   ;)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on June 21, 2019, 05:52:09 pm
woah damm good school can you pm me who they were? i might know em. btw do you know why they would move from a selective school?
for me, I go to WSC (werribee secondary college)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 05:53:46 pm
for me, I go to WSC (werribee secondary college)

YOO I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM WSC
 WHATS YOUR NAME
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:55:24 pm
YOO I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM WSC
 WHATS YOUR NAME

gee you know a lot of people lol
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 21, 2019, 05:56:14 pm
In my school, we literally just had an introduction to periodic table, neutrons, protons, electrons this term...ÖÖ.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 05:56:25 pm
gee you know a lot of people lol

bskdjfk I really don't
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 05:56:50 pm
In my school, we literally just had an introduction to periodic table, neurons, protons, electrons this term...ÖÖ.
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literally same im gonna fail
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:58:23 pm
In my school, we literally just had an introduction to periodic table, neurons, protons, electrons this term...ÖÖ.

its probably a bad thing now that i think about it that i didnt pick the chemistry subject for this semester (our school allows us to pick subjects in year 9; no following the curricullum)

\


literally same im gonna fail

bro dont think like that if you think you'll succeed, you'll succeed i know it sounds a bit corny lol
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 21, 2019, 05:58:32 pm
" UR SO SMART" - students from my school

" WTF AM I DOING" - me in tutoring
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 05:59:56 pm
" UR SO SMART" - students from my school

" WTF AM I DOING" - me in tutoring

sammmme i do an accelerated maths subject and everyone thinks im so smart but like if someone asks me to count to 12 i freeze
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 06:00:52 pm
do you guys have instagram

I literally don't know how to use this im dying
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 06:01:44 pm
and do you guys know what to bring lolll
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 21, 2019, 06:02:33 pm
do you guys have instagram

I literally don't know how to use this im dying


yuppp,, dw youll get use to it, its easier to use this on a laptop btw
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 06:02:50 pm
do you guys have instagram

I literally don't know how to use this im dying

i pm'd you my insta lol

and do you guys know what to bring lolll

heres what it says in the email:
Your child is required to bring the following on the day of the Examination:

TWO 2B or HB pencils
a blue or black pen
an eraser
a sharpener.
NOTE: Calculators, dictionaries, working out paper, mobile phones, rulers and digital watches, mobile phones and watches that are capable of storing, receiving or transmitting information or electronic signals such as smart watches and fitness trackers are not permitted in the examination room.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 06:04:04 pm
yuppp, isn't just pencils, sharpener, eraser, water bottle and snack???

ohh yeah snack too plus water bottle BOTH in a clear plastic bag
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 06:07:24 pm
This is a bit off the topic, but I do know a few month ago some gang showed up on the way to JM university, holding knifes and started a robbery for students passed by. Maybe it's a good chance to show them the power of science then. I could use my railgun as arm cannon, while the capacitor bank (10*400V 2400uF, stores around 2304J of energy total). It can launch a metal sphere or cylinder 12mm in diameter, and because of the powerful neodymium magnets (all hail Ampere Force) means the shot is going to hurt a lot, giving me a chance to escape 8)

lmao and ill bring my replica phaser set to stun (or kill if its necessary  ;) ;) )

Edit: this isnt really a science project but next semester ive selected Mechatronics as a subject where you have to build something using code, and it has to move etc and my absolute genius iq 30000 idea is to build... a keypad safe  8) 8) yeah im not really good at projects lol
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on June 21, 2019, 06:09:21 pm
lmao and ill bring my replica phaser set to stun (or kill if its necessary  ;) ;) )

ill bring a pencil.

(inspired by a movie)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 06:10:40 pm
ill bring a pencil.

(inspired by a movie)

ooohh John Wick'ing it up  ;)

Edit: heres the clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLzmszFSjhM
WARNING: bad people language used not safe for 6 year olds
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 06:15:45 pm
phasers are weapons that shots a beam of plasma, or charged particle onto the target. a phaser usually works by ripping and disrupting the covalence and ionic bonds of the target, or break down molecules into single atoms. if this didn't work, then it vaporizes the target with immense heat. I know what you are thinking, we will be cooperating to make a phaser in the JMSS laborotary

omg yessss we should totally make a phaser. dont know if itd be safe tho i mean we could literally zap a teacher out of existence but yeah definitely we should totally do this yesyes
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 06:16:46 pm
hey guys would appreciate if you spoke in English
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 06:17:19 pm
hey guys would appreciate if you spoke in English

watch an episode of star trek and you'll understand  :P :P :P
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 06:18:22 pm
watch an episode of star trek and you'll understand  :P :P :P

 damn more homework
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 06:18:39 pm
damn more homework

bruh you got the entire holidays lol

edit: i mean if you've watched rick and morty you already know that it increases ur iq by atleast 2389472936 points so maybe just watch that  8) 8)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 06:19:05 pm
bruh you got the entire holidays lol


wdym we have one more week of school
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 06:19:55 pm

wdym we have one more week of school

oh lol sorry my school ends early (today)  8) 8)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 06:20:27 pm
oh lol sorry my school ends early (today)  8) 8)


ooo grammar school kids be like
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 06:22:33 pm

ooo grammar school kids be like

lol i dont really feel like one though everyone else is rich and like buying new iphones every week whereas you've got me with my hand-me-down uniform, sci-fi obsession and a 6 year old iphone 5s  :-\

back to the exam, exam comes before phasers...
after dinner,I'll be going on Khan academy and Crash course for more SCIENCE!
As my avatar suggests, I like Kerbals and Kerbals like science, so I like science!

lol i wish i could get KSP and yeah guys SynX is right we should probably continue studying lol
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 06:26:19 pm
shall I wearing the WSC school blazer for you to recognize?

lol no you do whatever you want lol and wait do we have to go in school uniform??
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 06:27:29 pm
shall I wearing the WSC school blazer for you to recognize?


what's your name I probably know you
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 06:34:03 pm
Anyone knows the science report format? I heard someone say drawing a diagram or something

aaaAAAH 40 people watching us
heres the 2 essay formats:
Essay 1: 5 minutes reading / 25 minutes writing- It's a science prac, but for this year, you only need to write a discussion by answering the questions. Be sure to draw the diagram, although it doesn't tell you to do that. You also need to know dependent, independent and control variables as one of the questions will ask you to mention them (I got mixed up between dependent and independent).

Essay 2: 5 minutes reading / 25 minutes writing- You're given some info to write in your essay. Try including them as many given info as possible. I think you can apply your knowledge to your essay because I did that. Usually, the topic is based on biology. For example, this year we wrote about Port Phillip Bay's water quality (I don't think I did well on it. I forgot to email JMSS for my report, so I don't know). There were facts about Port Phillip Bay, water qualities of some Victorian beaches, how Port Phillip Bay's water contamination affects other rivers / lakes / beaches etc., pollutions in Port Phillip Bay, etc...

Edit: guests visiting here, all the information on each test can be found one page 1 of this forum, courtesy of mi-xao
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: NaCl_AU on June 21, 2019, 07:05:47 pm
yall talking about phasers and shit and im out here still 3 chapters behind on my homework binge watching friends so idk man
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 07:15:28 pm
yall talking about phasers and shit and im out here still 3 chapters behind on my homework binge watching friends so idk man

bruh thatís just deterring me more from studying lol . maybe maybe after watching a movie iíll get my head back together  :P
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: kejjy on June 21, 2019, 07:21:22 pm
How are y'all feeling about tomorrow? What have you revised?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 07:34:30 pm
How are y'all feeling about tomorrow? What have you revised?

im feeling alright as can be though im def underprepared. ive revised basics on chem, physics but couldnt be stuffed doing bio  :( ive also done chapter reviews and semester revies from my yr 9 maths textbook
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 21, 2019, 07:43:30 pm
ah, new person here. I've done co-curriculum for 8 months for selective entrance tests, plus Khan academy, Brilliance, and stuff. after the registration for the exam in March, I do Edutest year 10 practice tests (3 sets), Suzanne Cory test for Mathematics and Numerical. ICAS example questions set G to I ( which is year 9-11). and GAT ( general ability test) writing. then I spend half a day on ATAR notes

so I studied for a week
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 07:49:37 pm
ah, new person here. I've done co-curriculum for 8 months for selective entrance tests, plus Khan academy, Brilliance, and stuff. after the registration for the exam in March, I do Edutest year 10 practice tests (3 sets), Suzanne Cory test for Mathematics and Numerical. ICAS example questions set G to I ( which is year 9-11). and GAT ( general ability test) writing. then I spend half a day on ATAR notes

holy
atoms

thats a lot of study mdude

so I studied for a week

lmao same
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: kejjy on June 21, 2019, 08:00:07 pm
Did you guys have mid-year exams at your schools?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: MaheenNoted on June 21, 2019, 08:09:58 pm
Did you guys have mid-year exams at your schools?

We just finished our mid year exams and it was lot for me cuz i was trying to balance jmss studying and schl studying. My initials are MI so does anyone's last name start with I. Is it a little weird to give my instagram on here? Cuz i want to be able to talk with those who tried out after.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: yvngblxd on June 21, 2019, 08:25:59 pm
We just finished our mid year exams and it was lot for me cuz i was trying to balance jmss studying and schl studying. My initials are MI so does anyone's last name start with I. Is it a little weird to give my instagram on here? Cuz i want to be able to talk with those who tried out after.
my lastname does not start with i at all but im keen to talk on ig
@808rai

btw if youre wondering my initials are MR
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: MaheenNoted on June 21, 2019, 08:35:38 pm
my lastname does not start with i at all but im keen to talk on ig
@808rai

btw if youre wondering my initials are MR

okay thank u
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Cylo on June 21, 2019, 08:52:26 pm
hello just registered
can anyone give me some ideas on the structure of the scientific essay? like what types of essay structure we will encounter?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 09:10:27 pm
hello just registered
can anyone give me some ideas on the structure of the scientific essay? like what types of essay structure we will encounter?

ah sh*t here we go again,
if you go to the first page of this forum, all of ur questions will be answered fresh poster  ;D
(no offence btw)

Edit: anyone who has insta, my acc is @mehr.skywalkr hit me up and i might make a gc on all the people trying out
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: kejjy on June 21, 2019, 09:33:54 pm
ah sh*t here we go again,
if you go to the first page of this forum, all of ur questions will be answered fresh poster  ;D
(no offence btw)

Edit: anyone who has insta, my acc is @mehr.skywalkr hit me up and i might make a gc on all the people trying out

alright, added. memeknowledge is also very important for success lol. -s
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 21, 2019, 10:04:05 pm
goodnight and good luck to yíall! make sure to go to sleep now ur yíall not gonna get enough sleep 
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ifailed123 on June 22, 2019, 01:18:01 pm
well shit
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hi im jeff on June 22, 2019, 02:08:50 pm
why?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hi im jeff on June 22, 2019, 02:13:14 pm
What did you guys think of the exam?

Numerical- finished all questions with 5 minutes to spare (super easy)

Math- finished all questions with 8 minutes to spare (super easy)

Science reasoning-  it wasnt too bad, I found it slightly harder than the math papers but it was still pretty easy.

Science communication- I feel like I did really well with this writing piece.

Science Prac- it was not that hard of a topic its just I think I screwed it up because when I read my discussion again it was really bad and I didnt write the results or use diagrams so Im pretty much set for a bad mark.


WBU guys ??? Did you guys find it easy as well and did you guys finish all of the questions?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on June 22, 2019, 02:46:01 pm
What did you guys think of the exam?

Numerical- finished all questions with 5 minutes to spare (super easy)

Math- finished all questions with 8 minutes to spare (super easy)

Science reasoning-  it wasnt too bad, I found it slightly harder than the math papers but it was still pretty easy.

Science communication- I feel like I did really well with this writing piece.

Science Prac- it was not that hard of a topic its just I think I screwed it up because when I read my discussion again it was really bad and I didnt write the results or use diagrams so Im pretty much set for a bad mark.


WBU guys ??? Did you guys find it easy as well and did you guys finish all of the questions?


wow mate, u look like ur gonna get 5 superiors!!!

i didnt do too bad (btw how much did u guess for maths, numerical and science reasoning)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on June 22, 2019, 02:52:15 pm
To everyone who did the science reasoning - what did u put as your last answer (the one about the metal in the bulb's property)

if u dont remember here's the options i remember:
A)shiny
B)Melting Point
C) [forgot soz  :P]
D)Malleable
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hi im jeff on June 22, 2019, 02:54:18 pm
I put melting point.

Also I didnt guess any questions but that doesnt necessarily mean I'm going to get five superiors plus I screwed up one of the writing soooo,
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 22, 2019, 03:06:45 pm
hey my dudes I guess thats over lolll

how did you guys go !!

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on June 22, 2019, 03:07:14 pm
follow my ig
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 22, 2019, 03:17:02 pm
follow my ig

whatís ur ig
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Nightmare II on June 22, 2019, 05:27:35 pm
How was the test for you guys
I think I did pretty well except for the fish one,didnít really express myself clearly so Iím definitely gonna get a bad mark on that
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Dphammy:P on June 22, 2019, 05:36:14 pm
Anybody else a little anxious that they screwed up the bubble sheet answer sequence?  :-\
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 22, 2019, 05:39:08 pm
How was the test for you guys
I think I did pretty well except for the fish one,didnít really express myself clearly so Iím definitely gonna get a bad mark on that

man im the same lol i screwed that one up. maths was really easy tho and science + numerical reasoning were OK, nothing too good
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on June 22, 2019, 07:19:23 pm
Get the test paper, coldness strikes through the heart,
became nervous, forget formulas.
like a deja vu, but the solution is not detailed,
the scientific essay is blankly. look at the eco-disaster,
tears thousands of lines,
four hours later out of the examination room,
seeing the other candidates,
with a total of sadness, such a result without face seeing classmates ,
 Wait until the the result appears, go to cemetery,
 drink arsenic and forget geometry.

This is an awkward poem from google translation , which describes how I feel in the test
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: MaheenNoted on June 22, 2019, 09:08:02 pm
Actually,
Multiple choice (mathematics, numerical, scientific reasoning): too easy, estimated 90%
Science report: draw a diagram, and finish all the requested stuff
Scientific essay: basically included all information, but in an awkward way to make sense. Forget to apply my own knowledge into it, only ďdecomposersĒ, ďcellular respirationĒ and ďenvironment adaptionĒ, due to insufficient time. If it was not timed, I think I could put things like the composition of the algae, which is mostly glycogen and stuff.
Now, back to KSP...

Sounds like 5 superiors to me  ;) :o
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Rohan1176 on June 23, 2019, 12:52:08 am
Guys, for the interviews, I don't have ANY extra-curricular activities or achievements at all whatsoever. According to a lot of people from my school, I'm highly unlikely to get in because of this. Is there anything I can do?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Rohan1176 on June 23, 2019, 12:54:14 am
Did we have to draw a graph or diagrams for the experiment write up? Cause I didn't.....
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Parzival956 on June 23, 2019, 07:48:43 am
Easier than expected  8)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: MaheenNoted on June 23, 2019, 11:09:04 am
low average in reality , 5 superior in my dream

I was at floor 2, sit number 2376. Anyone was close to me?

I was floor 2, seat number 25 something
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 23, 2019, 11:13:06 am
low average in reality , 5 superior in my dream

I was at floor 2, sit number 2376. Anyone was close to me?

oh i think i was 2700 something also floor 2

Guys, for the interviews, I don't have ANY extra-curricular activities or achievements at all whatsoever. According to a lot of people from my school, I'm highly unlikely to get in because of this. Is there anything I can do?

boi you have 2 months get ur stuff together and go join some clubs lol

Did we have to draw a graph or diagrams for the experiment write up? Cause I didn't.....

you didnt have to but it would've been better if you did; i didn't draw any diagrams either
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on June 23, 2019, 11:39:55 am
maan just watching u guys makes me feel like a failure :'( :'( :'(

do you guys know when the interviews are?? and will we get notified if we dont have one


there are 10 people trying out  from my school and 3 get in.. does anyone know then how many will be selected for interview??
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 23, 2019, 12:12:07 pm
maan just watching u guys makes me feel like a failure :'( :'( :'(

do you guys know when the interviews are?? and will we get notified if we dont have one


there are 10 people trying out  from my school and 3 get in.. does anyone know then how many will be selected for interview??

it depends on how many people are in your grade at school. also for the interviews, the 3% rule doesnt apply thats after, and speaking of the interviews apparently you will find out if ur selected by around late July early August
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: nootulla on June 23, 2019, 12:28:03 pm
JMSS exam:
Science Reasoning: It was fine, no problem with it (i mildly guessed a few questions)
Science Report: this one was challenging for me but I got through (i didn't even draw a diagram)
Numerical Reasoning: Really easy
Mathematics: Easy
Science writing: Easy, I really enjoyed writing it
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on June 23, 2019, 12:51:51 pm
it depends on how many people are in your grade at school. also for the interviews, the 3% rule doesnt apply thats after, and speaking of the interviews apparently you will find out if ur selected by around late July early August

the cohort in my grade is small - like ~ 100?
so 3 is the maximum that can get in. and like 10 people are trying out!!

does this mean approximately six people get in to the interviews?? or is it less??(just hope it is not!!!)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on June 23, 2019, 02:10:22 pm

Essay 1: 5 minutes reading / 25 minutes writing- It's a science prac, but for this year, you only need to write a discussion by answering the questions. Be sure to draw the diagram, although it doesn't tell you to do that. You also need to know dependent, independent and control variables as one of the questions will ask you to mention them (I got mixed up between dependent and independent).

oh no I forget to mention which one is the dependent variable (which should be the material) and independent variable(which should be the rate of heat transfer), and for sure I don't now well about the format of a science report , I'll fail the test.
This is where my idea of drawing the diagram comes from
Guys, for the interviews, I don't have ANY extra-curricular activities or achievements at all whatsoever. According to a lot of people from my school, I'm highly unlikely to get in because of this. Is there anything I can do?
I feel like about the same as well. no great achievement, probable to fail the interview. but, I'm going to join the AIMO competition on August, which is about a month before the interview. if I succeed, a fresh achievement will offer me a great chance. anyone joining?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: bl283 on June 23, 2019, 02:55:44 pm
how did u guys study for the science reasoning?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on June 23, 2019, 03:22:35 pm
oh no I forget to mention which one is the dependent variable (which should be the material) and independent variable(which should be the rate of heat transfer), and for sure I don't now well about the format of a science report , I'll fail the test.
This is where my idea of drawing the diagram comes fromI feel like about the same as well. no great achievement, probable to fail the interview. but, I'm going to join the AIMO competition on August, which is about a month before the interview. if I succeed, a fresh achievement will offer me a great chance. anyone joining?

oh my god i just realised i forgot to do that too crap i just low-averaged both my essays  :-\
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hi im jeff on June 23, 2019, 03:39:57 pm
I was in floor 2 as well. My last name starts with M
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hi im jeff on June 23, 2019, 03:46:39 pm
Actually,
Multiple choice (mathematics, numerical, scientific reasoning): too easy, estimated 90%
Science report: draw a diagram, and finish all the requested stuff
Scientific essay: basically included all information, but in an awkward way to make sense. Forget to apply my own knowledge into it, only ďdecomposersĒ, ďcellular respirationĒ and ďenvironment adaptionĒ, due to insufficient time. If it was not timed, I think I could put things like the composition of the algae, which is mostly glycogen and stuff.
Now, back to KSP...

Wow I didnt do any studying for the exam so I dont understand half of the things you wrote or shouldve written during the scientific essay.

I think I failed my essays tbh im just relying on math because it was pretty easy compared to the others.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on June 23, 2019, 05:01:41 pm
Wow I didnt do any studying for the exam so I dont understand half of the things you wrote or shouldve written during the scientific essay.

I think I failed my essays tbh im just relying on math because it was pretty easy compared to the others.
I might failed the essay as well. because compared to my scientific knowledge, I think my English is around year 4 level... trying to organize everything, but so awkward at last.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on June 23, 2019, 06:20:03 pm
I was in floor 2 as well. My last name starts with M

SAME!! What number, mine was about 2200! What did u wear?? PM me if u want to
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: nootulla on June 23, 2019, 09:05:46 pm
Everyone is saying that maths was easy and lots think they have a high chance of getting the interviews because it was that easy. but I believe they will judge on your science reasoning and writing ability D:
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on June 24, 2019, 09:12:58 am
Everyone is saying that maths was easy and lots think they have a high chance of getting the interviews because it was that easy. but I believe they will judge on your science reasoning and writing ability D:
Multiple choice was relatively easy, I readily finished on time. When I do scientific report, I just followed the suggestions of others, and at last I realized WTF am I doing. When I see the essay topic, I was pretty much dead as the fish. I would prefer a Mars mission or climate change instead :-\
Plus, since math is easy, and Iím good at solving hard problems, this time I think I will get no more than an ďabove averageĒ. Beware, if you think itís easy, everyone else will as well, and only less than half of people can get to the interview. So in order to get in, we need better marks on other subjects.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on June 25, 2019, 12:59:17 pm
Anyone still on? Letís discuss about JMSS interview. 5 people in our school is applying, and thatís about 2% of our total year 9 population. The competitive stress is not high. I think I would make it to the interview, so anyone thinks we should be discussing that right now?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on June 25, 2019, 04:32:18 pm
Omg, the maths and numerical was easy but I completely fucked it up. I donít know what happened to me, when I was doing the numerical, I couldnít even do simple addition, I just kept messing up. Idk why I was so stressed. Everyoneís saying they did really well so Iím gonna get like a below average. Donít even get me started on the essays. Why do I have to always mess up. I worked so hard since jan, I deleted all my social medias to focus on this shit. Smh, Iím so mad😩😩😩😩 I really wanted to get in and thereís a lot of people trying out, so I have no luck and they all said they finished everything. 😩😩😩
Dw mate, same scenario here  :-\ There is really nothing we can do...just have to wait. While it will feel bad, there is really nothing we can do now.. Honestly I am just counting the days left before the results 'may' come up (So yeah i am counting the days until the end of july or august)..

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Rohan1176 on June 25, 2019, 09:00:31 pm
Anyone still on? Letís discuss about JMSS interview. 5 people in our school is applying, and thatís about 2% of our total year 9 population. The competitive stress is not high. I think I would make it to the interview, so anyone thinks we should be discussing that right now?

You're so lucky. There's around 25+ people trying out from my school and only 7 can get in. The competition IS VERY HIGH.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on June 26, 2019, 06:49:44 am
You're so lucky. There's around 25+ people trying out from my school and only 7 can get in. The competition IS VERY HIGH.
There are 15 people trying from my school and only 3 get in. The chances are probably lower than yours. Damn, the more I think about it the less chance that I will get into JMSS. Last year I thought my chances are 50-60%. Then, after realising how well everyone did the test, it turned out that my chances are about 30%. Now it seems like 15 %. I am so confused  ??? and honestly have no hopes whatsoever.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: I don\'t know on June 26, 2019, 11:24:13 am
There are 15 people trying from my school and only 3 get in. The chances are probably lower than yours. Damn, the more I think about it the less chance that I will get into JMSS. Last year I thought my chances are 50-60%. Then, after realising how well everyone did the test, it turned out that my chances are about 30%. Now it seems like 15 %. I am so confused  ??? and honestly have no hopes whatsoever.

omg sameeee. I have almost 20 people trying out from my school and theres TWO MOTHER FUC*ING CAMPUSES> So theres probably like 35+ students trying out in total  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on June 26, 2019, 12:53:16 pm
if any of u guys get into JMSS, if you can, can u just pls give me a list of textbooks that they may be using for the test. that would be srsly helpful, cos my school's textbook are soo bad (like there are even some problems with the answer key for some exercises and etc.) and my school does not even know how to grade people (the SUPER SMART kids get like Ds for their report and some kids who have plagiarised the whole test [open book] get like As)

if u do thx a million   ;D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on June 26, 2019, 05:12:35 pm
Omg, the maths and numerical was easy but I completely fucked it up. I donít know what happened to me, when I was doing the numerical, I couldnít even do simple addition, I just kept messing up. Idk why I was so stressed. Everyoneís saying they did really well so Iím gonna get like a below average. Donít even get me started on the essays. Why do I have to always mess up. I worked so hard since jan, I deleted all my social medias to focus on this shit. Smh, Iím so mad😩😩😩😩 I really wanted to get in and thereís a lot of people trying out, so I have no luck and they all said they finished everything. 😩😩😩
Sorry to hear that😰, but Iím too busy working out problems to be nervous and stressful, and if you are really stressful, youíre likely to screw it☠️ But maybe you actually did a great job, who knows? Even if you, or me fail this year🚷, we still can apply both JMSS 🧬and EBSS.😗
Have you noticed that the flag on my avatar is the symbol of JMSS?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on July 06, 2019, 10:12:13 am
are u guys going to do any of the mock interviews for tuition? I personally hated some of them. I was stammering so much during the individual interviews and was freaking out for the group interview. My team didn't even let me speak and i was forced to just listen to their arguments.


Oh and one more thing. For those who are in JMSS this year:

do you mind if i ask you how the interviewers were last year??

thx!!!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on July 13, 2019, 07:11:45 pm
are u guys going to do any of the mock interviews for tuition? I personally hated some of them. I was stammering so much during the individual interviews and was freaking out for the group interview. My team didn't even let me speak and i was forced to just listen to their arguments.


Oh and one more thing. For those who are in JMSS this year:

do you mind if i ask you how the interviewers were last year??

thx!!!
Iíll start going to these tuitions once I received the message that I got into the interview. Iím now just do simple reading along with TED recently. Itís easy to get to the interview, and I heard some students  in my co-curriculum class got to the interview, but Iím not 100% sure.
Plus, I want to ask that when will the results of the test come out, I already heard people getting results,and Iím still counting days
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: fibssggloss on July 14, 2019, 07:00:29 pm
I didnít receive an email yet... does that mean I failed?

I'm pretty sure that only the year 10s that's applying for year 11 2020 got their interview email, no one else.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on July 16, 2019, 10:31:53 am
So, for year 9 applying for year ten, when do I receive the results?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on July 16, 2019, 08:21:34 pm
So, for year 9 applying for year ten, when do I receive the results?

it'll probably be late July; around 30th so basically within the next 2 weeks expect an email. also they dont give out rejection emails ive heard which sucks
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on July 16, 2019, 08:23:35 pm
it'll probably be late July; around 30th so basically within the next 2 weeks expect an email. also they dont give out rejection emails ive heard which sucks

IKR!! We'll just have to wait for like ever until we get the actual results in September (I believe).
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on July 16, 2019, 08:31:13 pm
Iíll start going to these tuitions once I received the message that I got into the interview. Iím now just do simple reading along with TED recently. Itís easy to get to the interview, and I heard some students  in my co-curriculum class got to the interview, but Iím not 100% sure.
Plus, I want to ask that when will the results of the test come out, I already heard people getting results,and Iím still counting days

Oh ok thx. Out of curiosity,  do you just watch TED -talks or do you actually watch all TED-ed videos. I just checked with my friends on Monday and today, no-one I've heard has gotten into the interview yet. I'm honestly super scared, I tried so hard and now I feel like all of that is a waste :(
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on July 17, 2019, 08:42:28 am
A very lucky thing that I took notes on the information night and knew what type of student they want, and a few months ago I also knows the format of interviews. I find out that enrollment will be offered in early September.
Unfortunately, seems I suck at my grades (except maths and science tests)in semester 1, which decreased my chance of getting in.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on July 17, 2019, 08:43:10 am
Oh ok thx. Out of curiosity,  do you just watch TED -talks or do you actually watch all TED-ed videos. I just checked with my friends on Monday and today, no-one I've heard has gotten into the interview yet. I'm honestly super scared, I tried so hard and now I feel like all of that is a waste :(
You are not the only one reading with TED  ;)
And what you work hard for will be useful, probably your friends are in the same year level as you, so no one received messages yet.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on July 17, 2019, 01:10:27 pm
You are not the only one reading with TED  ;)
And what you work hard for will be useful, probably your friends are in the same year level as you, so no one received messages yet.
Yeah learning can never go to waste. All my studying for JMSS, is helping with my science and maths at school, it seems pretty easy. A

Don't worry about having bad grades as most people that have done the test must have bad grades for atleast some of the tests (they wouldn't have had time to focus on school tests). For example, I got like 3 Ds for my term 2 tests (thankfully none were maths or science-related).
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on July 18, 2019, 09:01:57 am
Yeah learning can never go to waste. All my studying for JMSS, is helping with my science and maths at school, it seems pretty easy. A

Don't worry about having bad grades as most people that have done the test must have bad grades for atleast some of the tests (they wouldn't have had time to focus on school tests). For example, I got like 3 Ds for my term 2 tests (thankfully none were maths or science-related).
I got grade A at maths and C for science, however, I always get more than 85% on science tests, and 90% for mathematics tests (also, I failed English) . Plus, iím regarded as a science guy at school (even they donít check that) .
But the results are not yet known, on the optimistic side we might get in, and on the pessimistic side we might fail at the same time. Expect the best, prepare for disaster (KSP teach me that).
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on July 18, 2019, 05:46:50 pm
I got grade A at maths and C for science, however, I always get more than 85% on science tests, and 90% for mathematics tests (also, I failed English) . Plus, iím regarded as a science guy at school (even they donít check that) .
But the results are not yet known, on the optimistic side we might get in, and on the pessimistic side we might fail at the same time. Expect the best, prepare for disaster (KSP teach me that).

Haha, I was literally chanting that last sentence of yours before the exam, expect a bit more modified (Think of the best, be prepared for the worst.)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on July 18, 2019, 09:50:05 pm
Haha, I was literally chanting that last sentence of yours before the exam, expect a bit more modified (Think of the best, be prepared for the worst.)
Really? I read that from a book I borrowed recently from a library.
If you know, one of the active JMSS people called Shades have an average grade more than 90% in his old school, and he is still stressed there. It sucks!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on July 20, 2019, 10:01:16 pm
so damn when are we getting results and stuff, I'm kinda worried
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: khushi2105 on July 21, 2019, 10:03:03 am
oh ive kept all the question booklets for icas cause our school allows us to keep them, plus our school has quizzes and practise papers for science on our intranet

Hey I was wondering if you still had any of these practice papers for science? Cheers :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on July 21, 2019, 12:58:31 pm
Letís discuss why everyone here are eager to go JMSS, it is far from the homes of most of us.
For me, itís because I want to find a school where students have passion in science, and people can support my scientific projects. Another reason is the science and maths are too easy, or too boring for me, I barely find any equations in our science book, which is boring!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on July 22, 2019, 09:32:42 pm
Not yet till July 30th


okay thanks
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on July 26, 2019, 01:11:39 pm
Anyone received the invitation from JMSS yet?
No and no-one from my school said that they did. We should get it like in a few days. DW from what I have seen you will be fine. if it is anyone, it is me because I honesty did terrible, (I could have done better though).Sorry for my complaining, i feel like it is getting out of hand  :P.

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on July 26, 2019, 09:42:38 pm
No and no-one from my school said that they did. We should get it like in a few days. DW from what I have seen you will be fine. if it is anyone, it is me because I honesty did terrible, (I could have done better though).Sorry for my complaining, i feel like it is getting out of hand  :P.
I think you do good because so far I see you are a person with intelligence and integrity (even for a person who says that he/she screwed up the test, they usually get Superiors and I don't know why). I just heard 2 of my classmates received the interview invitation from Suzanne Cory ( I didn't receive due to my surname), and none yet from JMSS. should be in the next week, and I'm now counting days, let's be prepared for the interview!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: iconicx on July 26, 2019, 10:35:46 pm
ayo i fucked the test up badly, do they send out rejection letters
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: jeydanaazli on July 27, 2019, 12:26:10 am
Didnít do the exam as Iím not applying but I just want to wish you all good luck with your scores coming out very soon!
Lets hope for the best  ;)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on July 27, 2019, 09:01:33 am
I think you do good because so far I see you are a person with intelligence and integrity (even for a person who says that he/she screwed up the test, they usually get Superiors and I don't know why). I just heard 2 of my classmates received the interview invitation from Suzanne Cory ( I didn't receive due to my surname), and none yet from JMSS. should be in the next week, and I'm now counting days, let's be prepared for the interview!
Yeah I guess we should be. Have you heard of Brilliant.org? I find it as a great place to learn maths and science, like there is just information. It's just some of the info is a bit too high standard (lol like euler's identity - e^pi*i and that is like supposed to be taught in uni or yr 12). Since you liked TED-ed, I'll suggest trying some of another favourite youtube channel of mine - Kurzgegast in a nutshell. They have many interesting videos as well.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hi im jeff on July 29, 2019, 06:40:41 pm
so results coming tomorrow ay?

good luck to everyone!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on July 30, 2019, 09:54:51 am
so results coming tomorrow ay?

good luck to everyone!
The results are expected to come out today. Are everyone prepared for it? Plus the interview is on August 7th, we wonít have more than a week to prepare, if we pass the test
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on July 30, 2019, 10:26:01 am
The results are expected to come out today. Are everyone prepared for it? Plus the interview is on August 7th, we wonít have more than a week to prepare, if we pass the test
I don't think I got in. One of my friends  got in.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Dphammy:P on July 30, 2019, 12:32:03 pm
Yay I got in. Should we discuss on tips for interviews?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on July 30, 2019, 12:37:46 pm
Yay I got in. Should we discuss on tips for interviews?
WHOA!!! Good job! It seems like time for me to move on then :( :( :(

Good luck from here!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: m.yara184 on July 30, 2019, 12:42:05 pm
WHOA!!! Good job! It seems like time for me to move on then :( :( :(

Good luck from here!

I hope I get into mhs. Got my result in 9 days
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on July 30, 2019, 01:04:04 pm
I GOT IN TO THE Interview!!! I am so amazed guys!!! It's on 12th of August. Over these days, it is time for us to discuss about the different tips.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: m.yara184 on July 30, 2019, 01:05:53 pm
I GOT IN TO THE Interview!!! I am so amazed guys!!! It's on 12th of August. Over these days, it is time for us to discuss about the different tips.

Woah nice, good job. I
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on July 30, 2019, 02:44:07 pm
The email was sent to me at 10 AM
Surprisingly, I got the invitation from JMSS for interview.
Iím one step closer to JMSS,yay! ::)
Only halfway through, because out of 851 people participated the test, 400 got to the interview  :-\
For me a interview will be much harder than a test, Iíve done hundreds of tests and mock tests, but not a proper interview  :'( ::)
I need to be prepared, NOW! :-[
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hi im jeff on July 30, 2019, 03:16:57 pm
my interview is on the 8th of August
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Dphammy:P on July 30, 2019, 03:33:27 pm
WHOA!!! Good job! It seems like time for me to move on then :( :( :(

Good luck from here!

I read your later post and I see you got in, congrats. However, this is merely just the beginning. The interviews are gonna be tough so letís discuss what we should do.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Cylo on July 30, 2019, 04:09:54 pm
Whoa i got interview too!
I am on the 9th August, so less than 2 weeks :0
I stuffed up mid year exam english and re badly
but maths and science are decent/good
Don't have a lot of achievements in science tho :(

Do I have any chance?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on July 30, 2019, 04:15:01 pm
T Plus, I heard that most people here get in the interview, including one of them saying that he screwed it up.Humble people are usually successful
No really, I am super amazed, idek how I got in.
The email was sent to me at 10 AM
Surprisingly, I got the invitation from JMSS for interview.
Iím one step closer to JMSS,yay! ::)
Only halfway through, because out of 851 people participated the test, 400 got to the interview  :-\
For me a interview will be much harder than a test, Iíve done hundreds of tests and mock tests, but not a proper interview  :'( ::)
I need to be prepared, NOW! :-[
This is so true for me. I also got mine around 10. If i studied hard for the entrance test, then I should study insane, like mad for the interviews. My interview is on the 10th of august. So sad, just 10 days, this is gonna be difficult for someone like me. DW for the projects Synx, there is still time to join competitions for science. BTW, for those in JMSS, can we like bring awards from year 6, cos I don't have many for the last two years :P
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on July 30, 2019, 04:51:04 pm
A piece of advice for those doing the interview:

JMSS cares a lot about your extracurriculars as well as your achievements in science. They know you're capable, because you passed the test. The interview helps them gauge what type of student you are and if it fits their specifications.

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on July 30, 2019, 05:09:12 pm
hey, any tips for the interview if you don't have any extracurriculars yikesss
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: breathe123 on July 30, 2019, 05:15:47 pm
I didn't get an email yet, does this mean I didn't get in or do you get an email if you don't get in???  :-\ :-\
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on July 30, 2019, 05:47:12 pm
I didn't get an email yet, does this mean I didn't get in or do you get an email if you don't get in???  :-\ :-\

Rejection emails are only sent after the interview stage. If you didn't pass the exam you will not get confirmation until the first round offers are finalised (probably in September). However, I think interview emails are still being sent out, so don't lose hope!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: MaheenNoted on July 30, 2019, 05:50:47 pm
Why do I feel like I'm the only one on here who got an interview on 13th August?
Anyone else on 13th August?

Rejection emails are only sent after the interview stage. If you didn't pass the exam you will not get confirmation until the first round offers are finalised (probably in September). However, I think interview emails are still being sent out, so don't lose hope!

You're right. Don't lose hope buddies! ;)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: huhhhh on July 30, 2019, 06:13:37 pm
any year 11s get their emails?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hi im jeff on July 30, 2019, 06:44:20 pm
when do the interviews start?

My interview is on the 8 th of August and that is the earliest i know so far.

Wish i had it later bc that would mean more time to prepare :(



btw do we wear uniform or casual?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on July 30, 2019, 07:07:53 pm
Why do I feel like I'm the only one on here who got an interview on 13th August?
Anyone else on 13th August?

You're right. Don't lose hope buddies! ;)



yeah mines on 13th
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on July 30, 2019, 07:25:54 pm
No really, I am super amazed, idek how I got in. This is so true for me. I also got mine around 10. If i studied hard for the entrance test, then I should study insane, like mad for the interviews. My interview is on the 10th of august. So sad, just 10 days, this is gonna be difficult for someone like me. DW for the projects Synx, there is still time to join competitions for science. BTW, for those in JMSS, can we like bring awards from year 6, cos I don't have many for the last two years :P
still have time? we have no more than 10 days, and I'll be busy preparing information. I don't know much about science competitions here at Australia. I've just arrived here last year. Throughout my life, I almost receive no support for my science, and I learn it solely on books, now the internet. I never knew any competitions that related to science, and my projects often fails because poor support and tight budget. Just months before the information night I knew there was a SCIENCE school called
John Monash Science School
I don't have achievements to show them, but I do have some knowledge and some thinking abilities. Maybe what I can all give out is a screenshot of my Khan Academy home page, a picture of myself doing poorly engineered scientific project, or calculating rocket science while playing KSP?
and, have anyone being taking notes on the Information Night? maybe I can exploit it and vary my original plan for the interview?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: jiminn:0 on July 30, 2019, 07:55:29 pm
is the interview just with you and the interviewer or many other people?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on July 30, 2019, 08:05:05 pm
Hey so I sat the jmss test last year. I got an interview too but eventually rejected. I only got 2 superiors and 2 high and 1 average which is pretty terrible. My number one tip is to not overly try and impress the interviewer because thatís what I did. Demonstrate your aptitude  for science and your co curricular activities clearly.
Any questions please ask
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on July 30, 2019, 08:18:30 pm
Hey so I sat the jmss test last year. I got an interview too but eventually rejected. I only got 2 superiors and 2 high and 1 average which is pretty terrible. My number one tip is to not overly try and impress the interviewer because thatís what I did. Demonstrate your aptitude  for science and your co curricular activities clearly.
Any questions please ask
you have done a great job and thanks for the experience. I devoted a lot (pretty much my expected path in high school until university) to JMSS. If I was easily rejected, I think my mind will surely have a rapid unscheduled disassembly.
If I may ask, shall I insert a lot of quotes from the information night?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Isla77 on July 30, 2019, 09:04:54 pm
I also graduated from JMSS, and also helped out in the interview process last year.
Firstly congratulations to everyone who got an interview!

Quotes from the information night could be useful, but make sure you use it to explain what made the school appeal to you, or in other words what you found attractive about the school.

My top advise for the interview is to explain in detail WHY you like Science, HOW it has affected you in the past (if it has, if it hasn't it's okay) and WHAT your hopes are in the future, as a result of your passion for Science.
I think it'll really help if you have an example about when you thought Science was cool, when you got excited about things you saw in a prac, or maybe when you realized knowing a simple scientific fact changed the way you see things. Like, when you learned that everything is made up of atoms, you realized everything you see are huge clusters of really tiny tiny atoms, and you thought that was really cool. Ideally a more detailed example is better if you can think of any, but the idea is sharing an example of what you thought about Science will get you a long way ;)

Also, not sure if they are doing this year but if you have a group discussion interview, where you sit with other students and discuss a topic, try to say something, anything, no matter how obvious your ideas are. You will almost always get some marks for saying something.

Finally, just wanted to say that it's totally okay to be nervous, I was so so so nervous on the day as well, I hardly remember anything ;D The JMSS students assisting and the teachers are usually nice too :)

Good luck guys!!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on July 30, 2019, 09:20:09 pm
Hey so I sat the jmss test last year. I got an interview too but eventually rejected. I only got 2 superiors and 2 high and 1 average which is pretty terrible. My number one tip is to not overly try and impress the interviewer because thatís what I did. Demonstrate your aptitude  for science and your co curricular activities clearly.
Any questions please ask

I also graduated from JMSS, and also helped out in the interview process last year.
Firstly congratulations to everyone who got an interview!

Quotes from the information night could be useful, but make sure you use it to explain what made the school appeal to you, or in other words what you found attractive about the school.

My top advise for the interview is to explain in detail WHY you like Science, HOW it has affected you in the past (if it has, if it hasn't it's okay) and WHAT your hopes are in the future, as a result of your passion for Science.
I think it'll really help if you have an example about when you thought Science was cool, when you got excited about things you saw in a prac, or maybe when you realized knowing a simple scientific fact changed the way you see things. Like, when you learned that everything is made up of atoms, you realized everything you see are huge clusters of really tiny tiny atoms, and you thought that was really cool. Ideally a more detailed example is better if you can think of any, but the idea is sharing an example of what you thought about Science will get you a long way ;)

Also, not sure if they are doing this year but if you have a group discussion interview, where you sit with other students and discuss a topic, try to say something, anything, no matter how obvious your ideas are. You will almost always get some marks for saying something.

Finally, just wanted to say that it's totally okay to be nervous, I was so so so nervous on the day as well, I hardly remember anything ;D The JMSS students assisting and the teachers are usually nice too :)

Good luck guys!!

Thank you so much for your advice guys, ur all really a lifesaver. You have been of so much help to me.
still have time? we have no more than 10 days, and I'll be busy preparing information. I don't know much about science competitions here at Australia. I've just arrived here last year. Throughout my life, I almost receive no support for my science, and I learn it solely on books, now the internet. I never knew any competitions that related to science, and my projects often fails because poor support and tight budget. Just months before the information night I knew there was a SCIENCE school called
John Monash Science School
I don't have achievements to show them, but I do have some knowledge and some thinking abilities. Maybe what I can all give out is a screenshot of my Khan Academy home page, a picture of myself doing poorly engineered scientific project, or calculating rocket science while playing KSP?
and, have anyone being taking notes on the Information Night? maybe I can exploit it and vary my original plan for the interview?

Yes I guess soz just trying to make u feel better.  :P But I highly recommend that you show these as well tho! I mean, it shows ur passion for science regardless of failure or success!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Galacticguard98 on July 30, 2019, 09:37:58 pm
You can do it!! You have gotten so far. For me I realise JMSS wasnít for me after the depression and Iím happy in my new school
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on July 30, 2019, 09:49:45 pm
wow i havent logged in ages and the forum is exploding!
my interview is on the 13th which means i have agggesss to prepare so i will definitely utilise that time to get my papers in order



yeah mines on 13th

hey do you know when yours is i have it on the same day and mines 9:43 am

still have time? we have no more than 10 days, and I'll be busy preparing information. I don't know much about science competitions here at Australia. I've just arrived here last year. Throughout my life, I almost receive no support for my science, and I learn it solely on books, now the internet. I never knew any competitions that related to science, and my projects often fails because poor support and tight budget. Just months before the information night I knew there was a SCIENCE school called
John Monash Science School
I don't have achievements to show them, but I do have some knowledge and some thinking abilities. Maybe what I can all give out is a screenshot of my Khan Academy home page, a picture of myself doing poorly engineered scientific project, or calculating rocket science while playing KSP?
and, have anyone being taking notes on the Information Night? maybe I can exploit it and vary my original plan for the interview?

i would say hell yeah why not go for it anything that shows ur passion, just bring it. im gonna be brining any sort of certificates i can find no matter how loosely they relate lol
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Rohan1176 on July 30, 2019, 11:16:43 pm
I got into the interviews and while I prepared for the exams, I kinda neglected the interviews cause I totally forgot about them. I don't really see this question getting asked but what would you wear to your interview? School uniform or if it's casual dress, would you just wear whatever you want(like a hoodie) or would you wear a shirt and tie and look smart?
Ps. My interview is on the 9th of August at 2:57 PM. Absolutely no time to prepare at all.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Rohan1176 on July 30, 2019, 11:28:51 pm
In the email regarding the interviews, it says the process is around 40 minutes long. Are we going to get interviewed separately for 10 minutes and then put in a group with other students for half an hour? Or do we get questioned for a whole 40 minutes? Sorry, I'm completely new to the interview process.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: I don\'t know on July 30, 2019, 11:30:59 pm
I got into the interviews and while I prepared for the exams, I kinda neglected the interviews cause I totally forgot about them. I don't really see this question getting asked but what would you wear to your interview? School uniform or if it's casual dress, would you just wear whatever you want(like a hoodie) or would you wear a shirt and tie and look smart?
Ps. My interview is on the 9th of August at 2:57 PM. Absolutely no time to prepare at all.

Yeh honestly, would recommend school uniform because it shows the school you are from and it just seems neat i guess. Not sure, sorry. Probably wouldn't recommend anything tooo casual cuz you know, you wanna appear like you actually care. Semi formal should be fine i think. Idk, it probably doesn't even matter, but just in case.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: I don\'t know on July 30, 2019, 11:38:27 pm
Omg I have a pretty bad report. I got 6 months below for visual arts, visual communication, sport and 'social capabilities.' I'm screwedddddd. I'm actually mad at my school for grading our social capabilities. I talk to people outside, not during class, so how do they know my 'social capabilities'. I don't really have that many friends either in my class even though i try to talk to people, but yah, people in my school are pretty rude and shitty.  seriously wasn't the best at sport so yeh. I tried my best for visual arts but it's not my fault I can't draw that well. I completed all the written components but received a 6 month below.. i'm scared I don't wanna fail.
Jmss seems to be very interested in those that are very sociable and outgoing.  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( I'm the complete opposite of this, fuck me.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on July 31, 2019, 09:00:04 am
I also graduated from JMSS, and also helped out in the interview process last year.
Firstly congratulations to everyone who got an interview!

Quotes from the information night could be useful, but make sure you use it to explain what made the school appeal to you, or in other words what you found attractive about the school.

My top advise for the interview is to explain in detail WHY you like Science, HOW it has affected you in the past (if it has, if it hasn't it's okay) and WHAT your hopes are in the future, as a result of your passion for Science.
I think it'll really help if you have an example about when you thought Science was cool, when you got excited about things you saw in a prac, or maybe when you realized knowing a simple scientific fact changed the way you see things. Like, when you learned that everything is made up of atoms, you realized everything you see are huge clusters of really tiny tiny atoms, and you thought that was really cool. Ideally a more detailed example is better if you can think of any, but the idea is sharing an example of what you thought about Science will get you a long way ;)

Also, not sure if they are doing this year but if you have a group discussion interview, where you sit with other students and discuss a topic, try to say something, anything, no matter how obvious your ideas are. You will almost always get some marks for saying something.

Finally, just wanted to say that it's totally okay to be nervous, I was so so so nervous on the day as well, I hardly remember anything ;D The JMSS students assisting and the teachers are usually nice too :)

Good luck guys!!
Now I know what to prepare. Thank you to Mars and back!
Yeh honestly, would recommend school uniform because it shows the school you are from and it just seems neat i guess. Not sure, sorry. Probably wouldn't recommend anything tooo casual cuz you know, you wanna appear like you actually care. Semi formal should be fine i think. Idk, it probably doesn't even matter, but just in case.
So Iíll wear the full uniform from my current school? Or wear a NASA shirt to show
passion in science
?
Omg I have a pretty bad report. I got 6 months below for visual arts, visual communication, sport and 'social capabilities.' I'm screwedddddd. I'm actually mad at my school for grading our social capabilities. I talk to people outside, not during class, so how do they know my 'social capabilities'. I don't really have that many friends either in my class even though i try to talk to people, but yah, people in my school are pretty rude and shitty.  seriously wasn't the best at sport so yeh. I tried my best for visual arts but it's not my fault I can't draw that well. I completed all the written components but received a 6 month below.. i'm scared I don't wanna fail.
Jmss seems to be very interested in those that are very sociable and outgoing.  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( I'm the complete opposite of this, fuck me.
Rip
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on July 31, 2019, 12:53:01 pm
Quick question:
For the  interview,  do we need to bring like pencils and stuff, or like will they supply all that is needed. One more thing, was there like a creativity test, like giving u an object or something. (Now I know that all the details can't disclosed, but it would be GREAT  ;D, if anyone can tell me what they are looking overall, academically at least).
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Cylo on July 31, 2019, 01:03:56 pm
Ooo weíre getting interviewed on the same day  ;D .
Donít stress about your exams, everyone has off days. From what Iíve read JMSS isnít just interested in achievements in science so maybe talk about your achievements in other extracurricular activities.
Best of luck  :D
Thanks! Hope to see you there!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on July 31, 2019, 03:32:18 pm
I want even moar information about an interview !
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: nootulla on July 31, 2019, 03:35:47 pm
Did anyone get an email of the interviews today?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: iconicx on July 31, 2019, 05:36:40 pm
i got into the interview stage
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: MaheenNoted on July 31, 2019, 06:04:40 pm
Hey, can we all like say our interview times in case we might be in the same group or around that time?

My interview is at 8:40am on Tuesday 13th August.

Tyyy
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on July 31, 2019, 06:09:26 pm
Hey, can we all like say our interview times in case we might be in the same group or around that time?

My interview is at 8:40am on Tuesday 13th August.

Tyyy

dang even earlier than me im an hour after you lol
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: MaheenNoted on July 31, 2019, 06:20:23 pm
dang even earlier than me im an hour after you lol

I have to wake up at 6 or earlier cause i dont live near clayton. Not excited for that part.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hi im jeff on July 31, 2019, 06:38:54 pm
has anyone got a rejection yet?

I know a lot of people who havent gotten their email and they most likely will be receiving a rejection. Im not one hundred percent sure though.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Isla77 on July 31, 2019, 06:39:58 pm
Quick question:
For the  interview,  do we need to bring like pencils and stuff, or like will they supply all that is needed. One more thing, was there like a creativity test, like giving u an object or something. (Now I know that all the details can't disclosed, but it would be GREAT  ;D, if anyone can tell me what they are looking overall, academically at least).

They will give you everything you need, all you need to bring are your certificates and anything else mentioned in the email ;)
For the year I assisted (2018) they gave some tools and in groups the students discussed what they might be used for. Not sure if they will do that this year, but if it comes up, it's totally okay if you don't think you have the most creative answer, just say whatever you see and think, even if it is obvious, and you should be fine ;)

Good luck!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Isla77 on July 31, 2019, 06:45:23 pm
So Iíll wear the full uniform from my current school? Or wear a NASA shirt to show
passion in science
?

School uniform is always the safest choice, you can't go wrong with that and you will be guaranteed to get a good first impression. I think NASA can go both ways, depending on who is interviewing you, but if you mention it during the interview and explain well why you are wearing it, it might work out well for you ;D
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on July 31, 2019, 06:47:00 pm
I have to wake up at 6 or earlier cause i dont live near clayton. Not excited for that part.

samee i have to leave home at like 7 to get there on time

School uniform is always the safest choice, you can't go wrong with that and you will be guaranteed to get a good first impression. I think NASA can go both ways, depending on who is interviewing you, but if you mention it during the interview and explain well why you are wearing it, it might work out well for you ;D

would it be ok to wear like a sci-fi show shirt or something lol im guessing not
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on July 31, 2019, 08:26:19 pm
They will give you everything you need, all you need to bring are your certificates and anything else mentioned in the email ;)
For the year I assisted (2018) they gave some tools and in groups the students discussed what they might be used for. Not sure if they will do that this year, but if it comes up, it's totally okay if you don't think you have the most creative answer, just say whatever you see and think, even if it is obvious, and you should be fine ;)

Good luck!
Crap. By your suggestion, I should bring nothing except some picture that can prove my passion in science. No certificates avalible for some reason ( I jus figured out STEM and stuff recently, and I know no science or math related competition except AIMO and some daily challenges on brilliant.org and stuff) SCREW THAT! :(
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on July 31, 2019, 08:29:14 pm
My interview is on Aug 12th 2:49 PM. Maybe I had a lower mark in the test than people who are interviewed on 9th? but fortunately I have a few more days to prepare.
Crap. By your suggestion, I should bring nothing except some picture that can prove my passion in science. No certificates avalible for some reason ( I jus figured out STEM and stuff recently, and I know no science or math related competition except AIMO and some daily challenges on brilliant.org and stuff) SCREW THAT! :(
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Insaf.Imran on July 31, 2019, 09:01:57 pm
Hi, are you guys talking about the entry to JMSS for year 10 in 2020 because I still have got no email back about my results for that.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Insaf.Imran on July 31, 2019, 09:04:24 pm
My interview is on Aug 12th 2:49 PM. Maybe I had a lower mark in the test than people who are interviewed on 9th? but fortunately I have a few more days to prepare.
Is this for Aug 12th 2019 and  when did you get your email replying back to you?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: MaheenNoted on July 31, 2019, 09:05:48 pm
Hi, are you guys talking about the entry to JMSS for year 10 in 2020 because I still have got no email back about my results for that.

Yeah, ur in the right chat.
Those who haven't got an email for the interviews still have a chance if anyone who DID get the email reject it.

Is this for Aug 12th 2019 and  when did you get your email replying back to you?

The emails were sent out yesterday for interviews.

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: artemis1102 on July 31, 2019, 09:14:44 pm
when do the interviews start?

My interview is on the 8 th of August and that is the earliest i know so far.

Wish i had it later bc that would mean more time to prepare :(

btw do we wear uniform or casual?

Mines on the 7th, exactly one week to prepare.
I think we should wear school uniform - show solidarity or something

Also, when do we get our exam results (superiors, etc). do we email them now?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Insaf.Imran on July 31, 2019, 09:23:05 pm
if anyone who DID get the email reject it.

What do you mean by this?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Isla77 on July 31, 2019, 09:59:28 pm
Crap. By your suggestion, I should bring nothing except some picture that can prove my passion in science. No certificates avalible for some reason ( I jus figured out STEM and stuff recently, and I know no science or math related competition except AIMO and some daily challenges on brilliant.org and stuff) SCREW THAT! :(

Bring everything you have, but if you don't have certificates that's okay. I meant to say bring what's mentioned in the email, they will provide stationary if you will need it. Hope it makes sense :)

Also, when do we get our exam results (superiors, etc). do we email them now?

When the interview results come out they will tell you your exam results too.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Nightmare II on August 01, 2019, 09:53:09 am
Hi guys!
Iíve just received the email for an interview on August 8th,but Iíve barely got any certificate so would it affect my interview.I do a lot of extra curriculum activities and Iíve received a distinction award for AMC,top 6% in Australia.However Iíve entrusted it to the wrong person and misplaced it,is there anyway I can get a replacement certificate or can I just tell the interviewers about the certificate?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Cylo on August 01, 2019, 01:00:54 pm
From what I heard talking with the interviewer about your eperience and what you gained out of you extra curricular activities are more important than trying to impress the interviewer with your certificates and stuff. I think they should be able to tell if you did it or not.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on August 01, 2019, 02:37:08 pm
Hi guys, i did a mock interview yesterday. The other people who were attending it were constantly talking over me. For the one on one interview, it just got worse - at one stage I couldn't think of anything to say and only after a while was I able to respond "sorry I don't understand, can you like repeat it again"?

And, if this is not all, I am such an introverted person socially, and people usually ask me to speak louder and clearer so that they can understand.

Really stuck here.  :( :( :( it would be great if someone  can help me out: :)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: MaheenNoted on August 01, 2019, 04:18:25 pm
What do you mean by this?

Apparently around 400 or less got into the interview process. What I mean is that some people may reject it as they might be overseas or realise that they live too far, etc. If they reject it, then the interview email might go to someone else.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Dphammy:P on August 01, 2019, 05:55:59 pm
What the heck, I feel like my interview is like the earliest of the earliest. Mine is I think 8:40 in the morning on the 7th. Anybody else have that day?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Dphammy:P on August 01, 2019, 06:02:19 pm
Mines on the 7th, exactly one week to prepare.
I think we should wear school uniform - show solidarity or something

Also, when do we get our exam results (superiors, etc). do we email them now?

Finally, somebody with the same day as me.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on August 01, 2019, 06:05:37 pm
What the heck, I feel like my interview is like the earliest of the earliest. Mine is I think 8:40 in the morning on the 7th. Anybody else have that day?
Finally, somebody with the same day as me.
Remember, they will take note of the date of your interviews compared to others as well, so not everything is lost. I am pretty sure that they will take into account the lack of time that you had compared to other interviewees.

Edit: WOW! Just realised, my hundredth post! I wonder if I will be posting much after I get the results for JMSS though....:(...
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: nootulla on August 01, 2019, 06:31:48 pm
Has anyone received anything today or yesterday? (about the emails)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Hi im jeff on August 01, 2019, 06:36:59 pm
Hi guys, what comes in the interviews?

My parents are saying theres like a group discussion or something about the news and theyre literally saying im screwed.

Is it only just some puzzles and a one on one interview or is there something else which I do not know about?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on August 01, 2019, 06:44:54 pm
Hey, can we all like say our interview times in case we might be in the same group or around that time?

My interview is at 8:40am on Tuesday 13th August.

Tyyy


mines at freaking 8 and I live so far help
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on August 01, 2019, 06:46:23 pm
Hi guys, what comes in the interviews?

My parents are saying theres like a group discussion or something about the news and theyre literally saying im screwed.

Is it only just some puzzles and a one on one interview or is there something else which I do not know about?

apparently its like a group discussion where you do some icebreakers and discuss things with your group (i think not really sure) and then you have a puzzle or something and then the one on one inteview.


Has anyone received anything today or yesterday? (about the emails)

yeah i have i got the email for my interview on the 13th


mines at freaking 8 and I live so far help

oof what day is ur interview? dang thats actually so early
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on August 01, 2019, 06:53:35 pm
apparently its like a group discussion where you do some icebreakers and discuss things with your group (i think not really sure) and then you have a puzzle or something and then the one on one inteview.

yeah i have i got the email for my interview on the 13th

oof what day is ur interview? dang thats actually so early



13th  :'(
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on August 01, 2019, 06:54:06 pm
WHERES MY 13TH AUG GANG
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on August 01, 2019, 07:02:08 pm
WHERES MY 13TH AUG GANG



13th  :'(

ayy im 13th too  ;D im 9:40 am tho much later than you. i know this is kinda an odd question but could you dm me the questions they ask after you've done yours? dont have to tho no pressure
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on August 01, 2019, 07:05:53 pm
ayy im 13th too  ;D im 9:40 am tho much later than you. i know this is kinda an odd question but could you dm me the questions they ask after you've done yours? dont have to tho no pressure

sure sure I think I already have your ig
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on August 01, 2019, 07:07:32 pm
so does anyone kinda know what's gonna happen on the day ik its annoying and has been asked several times

and also what should we wear

and also what kind of questions

Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Rohan1176 on August 01, 2019, 07:23:23 pm
apparently its like a group discussion where you do some icebreakers and discuss things with your group (i think not really sure) and then you have a puzzle or something and then the one on one inteview.

Is the puzzle for the group activity or for one on one interviews?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on August 01, 2019, 07:25:38 pm
so does anyone kinda know what's gonna happen on the day ik its annoying and has been asked several times

and also what should we wear

and also what kind of questions

not really annoying to me lol i find something new everytime its asked.
ok to answer the first question this is what i know: first theres a group session and ur introduced you all talk for a bit and i think ur given some sort of situation that you have to solve. this is where they look at ur teamwork and leadership skills. so make sure to make ur opinion heard without being too intimidating i guess.
2nd q: some people have been saying you should wear school uniform, im probably just gonna wear casual with maybe my school blazer on.
3rd q: im guessing theyll be on on stuff like: how can you show passion for science, whos ur idol, what extra curriculars you have n stuff



 puzzle is for just by urself i think. they look at how you solve questions. its separate from the one on one and the group im pretty sure
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Rohan1176 on August 01, 2019, 07:26:34 pm
Hi guys, i did a mock interview yesterday. The other people who were attending it were constantly talking over me. For the one on one interview, it just got worse - at one stage I couldn't think of anything to say and only after a while was I able to respond "sorry I don't understand, can you like repeat it again"?

Where did you do your mock interview and is it too late to do one? My interview is on the 9th
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on August 01, 2019, 07:58:55 pm
Where did you do your mock interview and is it too late to do one? My interview is on the 9th

Mine is on the 10th. Geez, just why, why WHY did they have to make the interviews so early. I just wish that they made it a bit later. Soz it is, this was the last mock interview for my private tuition. I could've PM you the details if u were early tho. Rlly rlly soz bro, but if u want, I have like some tips that they give (just letting u know it is the same old stuff that has been mostly said in the forums. Dang, i never felt this doomed. I'm just soo introverted!
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: help123 on August 01, 2019, 08:49:00 pm
not really annoying to me lol i find something new everytime its asked.
ok to answer the first question this is what i know: first theres a group session and ur introduced you all talk for a bit and i think ur given some sort of situation that you have to solve. this is where they look at ur teamwork and leadership skills. so make sure to make ur opinion heard without being too intimidating i guess.
2nd q: some people have been saying you should wear school uniform, im probably just gonna wear casual with maybe my school blazer on.
3rd q: im guessing theyll be on on stuff like: how can you show passion for science, whos ur idol, what extra curriculars you have n stuff

 puzzle is for just by urself i think. they look at how you solve questions. its separate from the one on one and the group im pretty sure

 thanks man I'm kinda dying, I don't know how I'll answer questions
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: MaheenNoted on August 01, 2019, 09:25:00 pm
WHERES MY 13TH AUG GANG

I'm 13th August too! Btw, could you check if ur interview is exactly at 8 or later because mine is 8:40 am and i think we might be in the same group if you have the same time. 
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Rohan1176 on August 01, 2019, 09:39:21 pm
puzzle is for just by urself i think. they look at how you solve questions. its separate from the one on one and the group im pretty sure

Do you know what kind of puzzles they are? Any examples? Sorry, I'm just not good at puzzles. Tbh, isn't it probably the least important bit?
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on August 01, 2019, 10:33:43 pm
Just one more to add on: is it alright if we are a bit too formal in the interviews? I mean I know it is not great, but the way I am preparing, I feel like I am too  formal
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: turtlesforeveryone on August 01, 2019, 11:35:18 pm
Do you know what kind of puzzles they are? Any examples? Sorry, I'm just not good at puzzles. Tbh, isn't it probably the least important bit?

The puzzle is more like a logic puzzle. For example, one of the ones some people got last year was the classic bridge problem (you can search it up if you don't know what it is). They are mostly looking for how you reason. In my opinion, this portion of the interview, although it might count a little, isn't weighed that heavily so don't stress too much about it.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on August 02, 2019, 11:14:00 am
A logic puzzle? A math deduction puzzle? Like a sudoku?
And plus, is the date of interview ordered in our marks in exam? Or the first latter of our name?

im pretty sure that the interview date is ordered by the name of the school you go to because my school is B and someone else from my school has it 7 minutes before me and  someone whos school is D is the same day but later.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: m.yara184 on August 02, 2019, 11:25:29 am
Wish u guys all the best, I tried for mhs and my result is August 8. It might be on the same dat elf ur interview
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on August 02, 2019, 12:06:54 pm
Wish u guys all the best, I tried for mhs and my result is August 8. It might be on the same dat elf ur interview
Wish u the best too!  ;)
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on August 02, 2019, 01:41:57 pm
Wish u the best too!  ;)
Do the best, and prepare for disasters.
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: mehr667 on August 02, 2019, 02:03:19 pm
Do the best, and prepare for disasters.

oh god thats dark but thanks good luck
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: SynX on August 02, 2019, 02:50:13 pm
oh god thats dark but thanks good luck
Itís necessary to prepare for a failure, even SpaceX crashed some of their falcon 9 rockets at the first few years. We must do the best, and donít make our minds having a rapid unscheduled disassembly when we fail. The interview is intense! Be prepared!
Iím still not well prepared:(
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Dphammy:P on August 02, 2019, 04:14:30 pm
Borderline sweats be wearing tuxedos lol
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Dphammy:P on August 02, 2019, 04:17:15 pm
im pretty sure that the interview date is ordered by the name of the school you go to because my school is B and someone else from my school has it 7 minutes before me and  someone whos school is D is the same day but later.

My school starts with M and Iím on the 7th 8:40 am oof
Title: Re: JMSS YEAR 10 ENTRANCE EXAM 2019 DISCUSSION
Post by: Cylo on August 02, 2019, 0